Dad, uncle stop kidnap attempt at San Bruno store

A 7-year-old boy standing in his family's San Bruno store Tuesday night was nearly snatched by two men before his father and uncle intervened, San Bruno police Cmdr. Noreen Hanlon said today.

The boy was with his father and uncle in Sam's Food Mart, the business they own at 899 San Mateo Ave., Hanlon said. Two men in their 20s entered the store around 8:20 p.m. and grabbed the boy, bringing him with them as they backed toward the exit.

The boy's uncle and father began pulling the boy from the suspects' grasp, and, ultimately the suspects let go and the boy was pulled back to his father, Hanlon said.

One of the suspects then pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the men before fleeing, according to Hanlon.

They were last seen driving east on Walnut Street in what appeared to be a dark-colored sedan or smaller vehicle.

The suspects did not say anything during the attempted kidnapping, Hanlon said.

One of the suspects is described as a thin black man in his 20s standing about 6 feet 1 inches tall and weighing about 170 pounds.

The other is described as a thin black man in his 20s standing about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 160 to 170 pounds.

Both were wearing black hooded sweatshirts and dark jeans and may have been wearing partial face masks, Hanlon said.

An investigation into the attempted kidnapping is continuing, and police ask that anyone who sees men or a vehicle matching the descriptions or sees anyone acting suspiciously contact police at (650) 877-8965.

“We take this type of incident obviously very seriously, and we would like to find out who is responsible,” Hanlon said.

Bay City News

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