Photo: Tracey Taylor
The view from Grizzly Peak Boulevard near Signpost 15. Photo: Tracey Taylor

Three men armed with handguns and a baseball bat kidnapped and robbed a man and a woman at a dirt turn-out along Grizzly Peak Boulevard at 2 a.m. today.

The two victims, a 26-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man, were sitting in their car looking out toward the bay. Three suspects, two armed with handguns and one with a baseball bat, approached them and demanded money. The victims had no money on them, so one suspect entered their car and demanded that they drive to an ATM. The other suspects followed in their car.

At the ATM, the victims provided the suspects with the money and the suspects left the area. There were no injuries during the encounter.

The three suspects were described as:

  • Suspect #1: White, male, approximately 5’-5”, slim build, and armed with a firearm or baseball bat.
  • Suspect #2: White, male, approximately 6’-3”, medium build, and armed with a firearm or baseball bat.
  • Suspect #1: White, male, approximately 5’-5”, slim build, wearing a black beanie-style cap, a red hooded sweatshirt, and armed with a firearm or baseball bat.

The suspect’s car was described as a red, four-door, “square-type” vehicle.

UCPD continues to investigate as new information becomes available. If you have any information about this crime, please contact University of California Police Department, Criminal Investigation Bureau, 510-642-0472 weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 510-642-6760 at all other times.

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