Long Beach police arrest couple who tried to steal baby at gunpoint

A man and a woman were arrested by police on Saturday night after they allegedly tried to steal a child from two women earlier in the day in Long Beach.

According to the Long Beach Police Department, the kidnapping attempt occurred around noon in the Pine Avenue and 10th Street area.

Police reached the spot and contacted the two women who were with a baby girl in a stroller. The women told the police that they were walking with the child when a woman approached them, who pointed a gun at them and demanded the child.

Police said the women refused and struggled over the stroller. A man, who was later identified as the second suspect, pulled into a vehicle and fired gunshots at the victims. The suspect woman then abandoned the stroller and got into the man’s vehicle and the two went down the road before the police arrived.

Detectives began investigating the attempted kidnapping and were able to gather enough evidence to identify the suspects.

Around 8:45 a.m. Saturday night, detectives spotted a vehicle that matched the description given by witnesses on the 400 block of South Occidental Avenue in the Westlake area of ​​Los Angeles. Detectives approached the vehicle and traced the two suspects in the case. Each of them were arrested and thrown into Long Beach Jail without incident.

The female suspect has been identified as Stacy Ernestine Wilson, 55, of Los Angeles. The man was identified as Walter Keeshon Sullivan, 45, of Los Angeles.

Both are being held on $100,000 bail and could face charges of aggravated kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon.

Police said the two firearms recovered in the investigation were determined to be airsoft guns.

The reasons for the attempted kidnapping are under investigation and anyone with knowledge of the matter is urged to contact Gang details at Long Beach Police Department 562-570-7370. you can also Submit an anonymous tip online,

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