Redwood City police arrest kidnapping suspect

Redwood City police arrest kidnapping suspect

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A 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping Thursday after Redwood City police say he physically removed a woman from her workplace and attempted to force her into his car, police said Monday.

Santos Estrada was booked into San Mateo County Jail for kidnapping, robbery, criminal threats, spousal battery, and violation of a criminal protective order in connection with the incident involving his wife of 13 years, with whom he has two children.

Police responded about 9 a.m. Thursday to the 1900 block of El Camino Real on a report that the couple had been arguing. Estrada had fled before police arrived, and learned from the victim that she had a restraining order against him.

“During the incident the suspect threatened to kill her and took her cell phone that was in her possession,” police said. “The victim was able to break free and call 911.”

Police later found Estrada at his home in possession of the victim’s cell phone, and he was arrested.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Redwood City Police Department at 650-780-7100 or the Redwood City Police Department’s Tip Line at 650-780-7107.

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