INGLEWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Witnesses say a black woman and a baby were pushed into a car trunk Saturday afternoon in Inglewood during a possible kidnapping.
KCAL9’s Rebecca Ferriter reported from Inglewood.
Saturday evening, Inglewood Police said the alleged kidnapping occurred in the 2800 block of W. Imperial Highway at a shopping center around noon.
Two black males allegedly approached the woman and infant as she walked towards her car.
Witnesses said the men took her keys, and forced the woman and child into the car’s trunk, before driving off.
The vehicle was described as a late-model 4-door Mercedes sedan silver in color with tinted windows and chrome rims.
The woman was described as being in her 20s, light-skinned, wearing a blue denim jacket, blue jeans and a multi-colored scarf.
The child was described as an infant with braided hair, wearing a pink shirt and a diaper.
Police told KCAL9’s Rebecca Ferriter, the men were believed to have been involved in petty thefts of nearby businesses just prior to the alleged kidnapping.
Officials told her the men were both “persons of interest” in the alleged kidnapping.
In a press release issued by Inglewood Police, they described the men as “suspects.” Both were both described as about 5 feet 3 inches tall and 140 pounds and about 20 years of age. One suspect was wearing a gray striped t-shirt, blue jeans and has short hair. The other suspect was wearing black pants, a blue jean jacket, white shirt and black baseball cap.
At press time, no one has been reported missing in the Inglewood area, Ferriter reported.
Anyone with additional information about the men is asked to contact the Inglewood Police Department at (310) 412-5240 or the 24-hour anonymous hotline at 888-41-CRIME (888-412-7463.)