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San Fernando Valley Man Arrested For Kidnapping, Auto Theft In Simi Valley

Posted on Saturday, April 28, 2012 12:13am

Police say they’ve arrested a San Fernando Valley man they say stole an SUV in Simi Valley, and then carjacked a second vehicle.

It started just before eight Friday morning, when an SUV was stolen from the 700 block of Talbert Avenue. The stolen vehicle was driven onto the eastbound 118 Freeway, but then abandoned after it ran out of gas. Police say Adam Gibson of Tarzana ran into a nearby neighborhood. Officers cordoned off the area, with an LAPD helicopter assisting.

Police say people in the neighborhood reported two suspicious subjects in a truck parked in the neighborhood, and they determined one of them was Gibson, who they say carjacked the truck in an effort to escape the area. No one was hurt.

The 25 year old man was arrested for kidnapping, vehicle theft, and burglary.

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