A woman was kidnapped outside a 7-Eleven in Concord, California, on August 19, according to the Concord Police Department. The incident occurred around 2 a.m. near the intersection of Monument Boulevard and Oakmead Drive. The victim was standing near the store when a man approached her and engaged in conversation. Suddenly, the man grabbed her and forcibly pulled her into his car. The woman managed to call 911 using her cell phone while inside the vehicle. She later opened the car door and jumped out while it was still in motion. The victim reported that she was sexually assaulted during the ordeal.
Following the incident, patrol officers pursued the suspect, but he managed to evade capture. However, the Concord Police Department successfully apprehended the suspect, identified as Edgar Mendoza-Uribe, the following day. Mendoza-Uribe has been charged by the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office with kidnapping and assault with the intent to commit rape. He is currently being held in the county jail on a $1.2 million bond.