Breaking News!!: Oakland, CA: California Highway Patrol cancels Amber Alert in Oakland, California.
Just minutes ago, the California Highway Patrol has canceled a recently issued Amber Alert in connection to a carjacking and kidnapping incident in Oakland, California Tuesday afternoon saying that all parties have been located and after the Oakland Police Department stated that the Amber Alert was determined to be unfounded after further investigation.
Oakland Police Department are saying that all parties involved in Tuesday afternoon’s reported carjacking and kidnapping knew each other and that they have located the driver and that the girl is an adult.
According to the Oakland Police Department, at around 12:50pm PT on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014, Oakland Police Department received reports of a man with a knife seen entering a vehicle outside the Safeway at 4100 Redwood Road, in the Lincoln Square Shopping Center off of state Highway 13, in Oakland, California and forcing the driver to drive away.
The vehicle contained an elderly black man and a black girl believed to be about 13 years old and just before the alleged carjacking, the suspect apparently shoplifted some items and ran out of the Safeway store.
An Amber Alert was issued a few hours later as authorities searched for the vehicle and the 2 people.
On Wednesday, Oakland Police Department announced they were searching 54 year old Roy McCamey, who they identified as a person of interest in the incident and was identified as a person of interest in the case after police released images of the shoplifter captured by store cameras.
The Amber Alert was canceled later that Wednesday afternoon and the Oakland Police Department stated that the alert was determined to be unfounded after further investigation.
According to Oakland Police Department Investigators, all parties involved in the incident knew each other, and that the incident was not a carjacking or a kidnapping.
According to Oakland Police Department Spokeswoman Johnna Watson, “There are a lot of unanswered questions that surround this case.”
Oakland Police Department Spokeswoman Johnna Watson also said that, “It’s always possible that the suspect knows or has a relationship with the occupants of the car,” then added, “It’s possible that the victims are afraid to come forward because they don’t want to get into trouble.”
During the Amber Alert, the Oakland Police Department initially described the car as a red 2001 Infiniti SUV with a license plate number of 6JFM648, but that later was changed be a burgundy or red sedan.
Oakland Police Department have tracked down the owner of the car with that license plate number and the man told them that he still owns the car, which is a 2001 Infiniti SUV, but that he now lives in another state and has a license plate from that state.
The man told Oakland Police Department that he doesn’t know what happened to his old California license plates.