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Man kidnaps woman, forces her to withdraw money from ATM

Man kidnaps woman, forces her to withdraw money from ATM



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Police are looking or a man who kidnapped a woman and forced her to withdraw money from her ATM.

It started at the Smith's Marketplace on 500 East where the suspect first asked the women for money. She said no. He got out a handgun and essentially said yes.

At some point, the victim made a 911 call on her cell phone. "But she was afraid that he saw her and hung up," Salt Lake City police spokeswoman Lara Jones said.

Jones said the man forced the woman to drive him to an ATM, where she withdrew cash. "Then they drove another block or two away. He got out of the car, took her cell phone and keys, put them down outside the car and fled," Jones said.

Police are hoping surveillance video can help them find the suspect. He is described as a white male in his 20s, weighing about 150 pounds. He was wearing a blue and green flannel jacket, a tan scarf and a tan or gray beanie hat.

E-mail: mgiauque@ksl.com

Marc Giauque

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