Four people, including a baby, were kidnapped from their newly opened trucking company office in San francisco earlier this week. 

The family – 8-month-old Aroohi Dheri; the child’s mother, Jasleen Kaur, 27; father Jasdeep Singh, 36; and uncle Amandeep Singh, 39 – were kidnapped at gunpoint from a new office for their trucking company. The kidnapping took place on Monday, October 3rd in Merced, California. 

According to ABC 10, police were contacted after firefighters found a pickup truck belonging to Amandeep Singh, the uncle, on fire. Officers then visited the uncle’s family at their home, but they were unable to contact the man or couple in the kidnapping. It was then that the family was reported missing. 

“They have a trucking company. It’s called Unison Trucking, and they made a new truckyard with an office and they barely started this Monday. Yesterday, when they started working, it was only six days they started business at this place,” said Deep Singh, family member of the kidnapped family. 

The suspect was caught on surveillance footage kidnapping the family at gunpoint. Using the footage, officers determined 48-year-old Jesus Salgado was a suspect, but were informed that he had attempted to take his own life on Tuesday before officers could arrive. He was then taken into custody. 

Investigators say that the family is still missing, but that the kidnapper has made no demands for ransom of any kind and has not attempted to contact anyone about the kidnapping. He is believed to have destroyed unspecified evidence of the kidnapping in order to throw off law enforcement.

“My husband is very peaceful and calm person. We don’t have any clue why they kidnapped them,” said Jaspreet Caur, wife of the kidnapped uncle. “Please I have six year old and nine year old kid and they are waiting for their dad. Please, please send my family back. Please return my family,” Caur said. 

The sheriff’s office said the FBI, the California Department of Justice, and other local law enforcement agencies are all involved in the investigation.

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