15-year-old found safe after reported abduction at NorCal gas station

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SANTA ROSA (KRON) — An Amber Alert has been rescinded for the Vallejo teenager who police said was forced into a minivan at a gas station.

Authorities were searching for the 15-year-old who was reportedly abducted from the ARCO gas station at Guerneville Road in Santa Rosa around 1:50 p.m. Wednesday.

As of 9:51 a.m. on Thursday, Santa Rosa police confirmed she was “located safe and well at her residence with her family.” She is being interviewed by detectives.

Shortly before she was discovered safe, ARCO gas station shared footage of the abduction with KRON4.

Officials believed she was taken by a 20-year-old man named Ionita Cimino, who was last seen driving a 2007 green Chrysler Town and Country minivan with temporary Texas plate 12478U3.

“A witness to the incident saw Bambaloi standing with several family members near the corner of Guerneville Road and Fulton Road. According to the information that officers gathered, at approximately 1:40 p.m., a male suspect in an orange shirt ran across the parking lot of the ARCO. The suspect grabbed Bambaloi and forced her into a dark grey vehicle that then is driven away eastbound on Guerneville Road,” CHP said.

This story will be updated as police release information about finding her.

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