Gunman kidnaps woman at red light

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – An armed carjacker forced a 32-year-old woman to go to
an automated teller machine to withdraw cash, then drove her around San Diego
County for several hours — bound for a time in her trunk — before dropping
her releasing her early Tuesday, police said.

The woman was dropped off about 2:30 a.m. on eastbound state Route 94 at
Interstate 805, where she used a roadside call box to call police, said San
Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros.

The gunman — a man in his 20s wearing a brown jacket and gloves — got
into the right front passenger seat of the woman's 2009 Toyota Prius at 700
University Ave. in Hillcrest about 9 p.m. Monday, Delimitros said.

He was armed with a handgun and ordered her to drive from Hillcrest to
an ATM in El Cajon, according to San Diego police Lt. Darryl Hoover.

He took over driving after she complied and went to the Mission Valley
area, where he stopped briefly, bound the woman and put her in the car's trunk,
Hoover said.

The victim was still bound when she was dropped off on state Route 94,
according to Hoover.

No injuries were reported.

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