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EXCLUSIVE: Carjacking and kidnapping ends in Ramona, stolen SUV found

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RAMONA (CBS 8/ CNS) - A batting coach and a 16-year-old boy were abducted in Kearny Mesa Wednesday and found in Ramona, where the suspect crashed the coach's Jeep and carjacked another vehicle to make his getaway, authorities said.

Due to the ongoing investigation and per-request, CBS News 8 will not be publishing the identities of both the batting coach or the 16-year-old boy at this time. 

Sheriff's deputies received a call at 10:20 a.m. about a collision at Wildcat Canyon and San Vicente roads. Inside the Jeep, they found the man and teenager, who told them they had been kidnapped this morning from a sports complex at Hickman Field in Kearny Mesa.

They told deputies that after the crash, the kidnapping suspect carjacked an elderly woman who tried to help them, and was last seen headed south on Highway 67.

"At this point, this seems to be a legitimate case," San Diego Police Department spokesman Scott Wahl said.

According to a sheriff's statement, the suspect drove away in the woman's silver Mercury SUV, California license plate number 6KLF075. The vehicle has a sunroof, roof rack and Kansas Jayhawks license plate frame in the rear.

On Wednesday night, police found the stolen SUV at Barona Casino. 

CBS News 8 obtained exclusive video of the stolen SUV being towed away. 

The suspect was described as an unshaven white man between 50 and 60 years old, around 5-foot-9, with a thin build and wearing black sunglasses, a zippered hoodie, faded blue jeans and light-colored shoes.

He may have been injured in the crash and should be considered armed and dangerous, according to Wahl, who said the man was a stranger to the teen and his coach.

The coach was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The teen and the woman were unhurt, Wahl said.

The California Highway Patrol, Sheriff's Department and SDPD's robbery unit were involved in the investigation.

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