Woman's apparent kidnapping in Commerce caught on camera, suspect in custody

A suspect is in custody after the alleged kidnapping of a woman in Commerce, which was captured on video, officials said.

The suspect was identified Thursday by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department investigators as 32-year-old William Garcia, who is a resident of Commerce.

The alleged kidnapping happened Tuesday around 4:21 p.m. in the 2200 block of Couts Avenue, between Quigley and Jardine streets, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The victim was walking while talking on her cell phone when an unknown vehicle pulled up next to her and the suspect got out. That's when Garcia allegedly hit her with a pistol and forced her into his car.  

The LASD confirmed to FOX 11 that they took a suspect into custody around 2 p.m. Wednesday, and later in the evening the victim was found. 

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It is unknown if the suspect and victim knew each other. 

Anyone with additional information was asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Major Crimes Bureau at 213-229-1700.  

If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the "P3 Tips" Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org