Sacto 9-1-1
August 1, 2011
Amber alert activated in Contra Costa robbery, abduction

Bee staff

ANTIOCH -- A 16-year-old teen was grabbed at gunpoint just before 4 p.m. today during a robbery of a barbershop, triggering an Amber Alert.

The victim was described as an African American teen, 4-foot-8 and 130 pounds, wearing a red coat, black jeans, a red Cincinnati Reds baseball cap. He has a tatto on his left forearm reading "Tasha."

The suspect, described as an African American male about 25 years old and 5-foot-7, 180 pounds, was armed with a sawed-off shotgun and took a Black 1996 GMC Yukon SUV, according to the Ambert Alert. He was wearing a blue knit cap with a white strip, a blue denim jacket and oversized black jeans.

The public as instructed to call 911 if the suspect, victim or vehicle are spotted.

The alert also said the Yukon has shiny rims and Harley Davidson sticker in the rear. It has a California license plate reading #4WAY944.

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