Woman reportedly kidnapped, pistol-whipped and robbed near El Cerrito BART station

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A woman was reportedly kidnapped, pistol-whipped and robbed by three armed suspects near the Del Norte BART Station Friday night, according to police.

At about 10:41 p.m., police responded to reports of shots fired in the 6600 block of Blake Street. When they arrived they found a woman lying in the street. The woman reported that she had been forced into a vehicle by three suspects armed with firearms near the BART station, police said.

“She had been pistol whipped by the suspects and her property stolen,” police said. “During the robbery, a shot was reported being fired by one of the suspects. The victim was forced out of the vehicle in the 6600 block of Blake Street.”

The victim was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. The suspect vehicle was described as a green four-door sedan. No further information was immediately available.

“Residents in the 1700 block of Lexington Avenue are requested to check their video cameras for footage of the suspect vehicle around the time of the incident,” police said.

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