CHERRYLAND -- Two gunmen are wanted for ramming their truck into a car Monday afternoon and then robbing the driver -- a 40-year-old woman who is nine months pregnant -- at gunpoint, sheriff's deputies said.
Deputies responded to Western Boulevard near the intersection of Willow Avenue about 2 p.m. after it was reported that a pickup truck tried to run over a pregnant woman, Alameda County Sheriff's Sgt. Raymond Kelly said. Authorities arrived and found the victim, full term in her pregancy, sitting in the driver's seat of a car that had been pushed onto the railroad tracks.
The victim told police the suspects, described as two black men in their mid 20s between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall and wearing all black clothing, rammed her car at full speed onto the tracks before getting out and smashing her driver's side window with a handgun, Kelly said. The suspects then reached into her car, grabbed her purse and a bag of laundry, and took off westbound in the pickup truck.
According to Kelly, their truck was so severely damaged from crashing into the woman's vehicle that it broke down about two blocks away on Willow Avenue. The two men abandoned the truck and took off on foot.
The woman, who is in the final weeks of her pregnancy, was taken to Eden Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. Kelly said the woman was in stable condition by Monday evening, and that there were no initial signs of injury to the unborn baby.
"She was pretty shaken up," Kelly said. "She is late term in her pregancy, and we take every precaution."
Alameda County Sheriff's Deputies continue to search for the suspects, who had not been found as of 6:30 p.m. Monday. Anyone with information about this incident may contact the Alameda County Sheriff's Department at 510-667-3651.