Carpinteria, Calif. – Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a reported robbery and kidnapping that occurred on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, in the 4900-block of Carpinteria Avenue. On Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at approximately 8:48 a.m., the victim reached out to law enforcement to report the incident that had occurred the day prior. Deputies took an initial report and have since forwarded the case to detectives for follow-up.
While this investigation remains active and ongoing, and the Sheriff’s Office is informing the public of preliminary incident information. Incident information that is available for release so far is that on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at approximately 2:30 p.m., two suspects approached the victim outside of a business in the 4900-block of Carpinteria Avenue. They engaged in a conversation before they displayed weapons and forced the victim into their vehicle. The suspects drove the victim to a bank and where they forced the victim to withdraw cash. The suspects left the victim behind at the bank and fled in their vehicle.
The description of the suspects and their vehicle is not yet available for release as detectives are working to verify information. The Sheriff’s Office intends on keeping the public informed of developments in this case to an extent that will not compromise the ongoing investigation.