Pictured above: The suspect in the kidnapping as seen from surveillance footage. (Photo courtesy California Highway Patrol)

An AMBER Alert has been issued as Oakland police continue hunting for an SUV in a reported carjacking and kidnapping from a Safeway parking lot early this afternoon.

Police responded after getting a call about a black man wielding a knife who was seen entering the vehicle and forcing the driver to drive away in the 41-hundred block of Redwood Road.

The victims are reported to be an elderly man and teenage girl.

Police are looking for a red 2001 Infiniti SUV with California plates that end in "6-4-8."