WALNUT CREEK -- PG&E has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of two men who kidnapped one of their contract employees as she left work in the Shadelands Business Park on Nov. 7, and then left her in the Oakland hills after using her bank information to withdraw cash from ATMs.
Police believe the crime, which occurred about 7:30 p.m. on the 300 block of North Wiget Lane, north of Mitchell Drive, was planned but that the victim was random.
"She was at the wrong place at the wrong time," said Lt. Steve Gorski of the Walnut Creek Police Department.
Detectives released bank surveillance photos of the suspects, who the woman said went by the names "David" and "Aubrey" -- although police are not sure if those were the men's real names. The men drove her around for three to four hours, forcing her to give them her banking information as they attempted to withdraw cash from two or three banks in Walnut Creek.
"David" is described as a white male in his early to mid-20s, 5 feet, 11 inches tall, 185 to 190 pounds with broad shoulders and short, dark hair. He was wearing a light-colored T-shirt under a black zip-up shirt and blue or black jeans.
"Aubrey" is a white male in his early to mid-20s, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, 150 pounds with a slight build. He wore a mask below the nose, a black hooded sweatshirt and darkjeans. "Aubrey" is shown in surveillance photos and a video released by police.
When the suspects finally abandoned the woman in her car in the Oakland hills, police said they believe a car with a loud muffler possibly followed or picked up the suspects and drove off.
Anyone with information is asked to call Walnut Creek police at 925-943-5868 or 925-943-5844.
Staff writers Daniel M. Jimenez and Katie Nelson contributed to this report. Contact Erin Ivie at 925-847-2122. Follow her at Twitter.com/erin_ivie.