Amber Alert Oakland CA (Suspect Photo Update): Police Investigate Carjacking and Kidnapping

( [email protected] ) Feb 11, 2014 06:35 PM EST

Suspect Photo

Update: The missing car is a 2001, Red 4 door sedan, California license plate number 6JFM648. 

An Amber Alert was issued Tuesday after a report of a possible carjacking and kidnapping in Oakland, California.

The Oakland Police Department said in a statement Tuesday that around 12:50p.m., officers responded to reports of the incident outside a Safeway store in the 4100 block of Redwood Road. An elderly man and 13-year-old girl were taken during a carjacking and the suspect is armed with a knife.

The Oakland Police are asking people to be on the lookout for a red 2001 Infiniti SUV QX3 with California license plate 6JFM648. Please call Oakland Police Department at 510-238-3641 if you have any information. 

The suspect is described as a 35-year-old black male, who is about 5 foot 7 and 165 pounds. He is wearing a blue jacket and blue jeans.

What is an Amber alert?

An AMBER Alert is an rapid notification system to alert the public and solicit their assistance when a child has been abducted and is facing grave danger. The U.S. Department of Justice recommends the following criteria for issuing an AMBER Alert: 1) There is reasonable belief by law enforcement an abduction has occurred; 2) The abduction is of a child age 17 years or younger; 3) The law-enforcement agency believes the child is in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death; 4) There is enough descriptive information about the victim and abduction for law enforcement to issue an AMBER Alert to assist in the recovery of the child.