Employee found unharmed after kidnapping and robbery at California auto parts store

An employee of an auto parts store was briefly taken captive following a robbery in Santa Ana on Monday evening, Jan. 11.

A male suspect entered the AutoZone on the 1100 block of South Bristol Street in Santa Ana around 5:50 p.m., claimed he was armed and demanded cash, Santa Ana Police Sgt. Carol Salvatierra said. After he received an unspecified amount of cash, he abducted one employee and left the shop.

The person who was kidnapped was later found unharmed, Salvatierra said. Police were searching for the person who took him captive as of 8:30 p.m.

The suspect remained at large as of 10:20 p.m. There was no longer an active search for the suspect and the case was going to be handed off to detectives on Tuesday morning to begin building leads, police Commander Andy Alvarez said.

A description of the suspect was not immediately available.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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