latest news Woman kidnapped at gunpoint on bus in East Los Angeles

A woman was abducted at gunpoint Monday night from a bus in East Los Angeles, authorities said.

The woman had just boarded the Montebello Transit bus around 8:30 p.m. in the 3800 block of East 3rd Street when a man confronted her from behind, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

CCTV shows the bus driver and another passenger ‘attempted to intervene’ during the confrontation, but the man exited the bus and retrieved a handgun from a nearby car, the Department of Justice said. sheriff.

The suspect pointed the gun at the bus driver and then forced the woman into a white car, possibly a 2022 Honda Civic, the sheriff’s department said. The man fled to Highway 60.

The victim is Latina and in her mid-20s, about 5-foot-6 and weighing about 130 pounds, with brown hair, according to the sheriff’s department.

The suspect is Latino and in his mid-20s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, and weighs between 170 and 190 pounds, authorities said.

Anyone with information about the incident can call the Sheriff’s Department Major Crimes Office at (562) 946-7893 or the East LA Station at (323) 264-4151. Anonymous information can also be provided by calling Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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