Emeryville police seeking kidnapping suspect

Published On March 16, 2012 | By Rob Arias | Crime & Public Safety, News & Commentary

Emeryville police have identified a man who they believe kidnapped a woman in a parking garage in the 2100 block of Powell Street (near the Hilton Garden Hotel) Wednesday night, forcing her into the trunk of her own car before she managed to escape.

Investigators have a warrant for the arrest of Bashar Aremu, 30, and are asking for the public’s help to find him. They say he is 6 feet tall, 230 pounds, speaks with an accent, and might be working as a security guard.

Police say Aremu might also have been responsible for a March 10 robbery of a woman in a nearby business, who reported a gunman grabbed her by the throat, demanded money and then forced her to disrobe and lie on the ground in the back of the store.

If you see Aremu do not approach him, call 911 immediately. If you have information regarding the above incidents contact Detective Eric White at (510) 596-3734.
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is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who moved to Emeryville in 2003. A new parent in the community, he can often be seen walking his French Bulldog rescue "Fiona" around his Park Avenue District neighborhood, traversing the greenway on his bike or enjoying his favorite Emeryville small businesses. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

2 Responses to Emeryville police seeking kidnapping suspect

  1. RAW-B says:

    An ABC Local News Video has been posted here:
    http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/video?id=8583104&pid=8583108

  2. RAW-B says:

    Looks like the EPD got their man. Aremu surrendered to Oakland police at their substation at the Eastmont Mall on Sunday.
    http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Sex-Crime-Suspect-Arrested-in-Emeryville-145427735.html

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