Crime

Woman kidnapped in Arlington, escapes in Euless

Arlington police continued a search for this man accused of robbing a woman early Wednesday at an ATM on N. Collins St. and then kidnapped her. She later escaped in Euless. Photo was taken by a bank surveillance camera.
Arlington police continued a search for this man accused of robbing a woman early Wednesday at an ATM on N. Collins St. and then kidnapped her. She later escaped in Euless. Photo was taken by a bank surveillance camera. Courtesy

A woman was robbed and kidnapped at an ATM in Arlington early Wednesday, then escaped her captor in Euless, police said.

Detectives said the same robber may have held up a man near the ATM just before the abduction.

“Based on the suspect description, it is believed that the suspect could have been involved in an additional robbery at the same bank,” Arlington police Sgt. Jeffrey Houston said in a news release Wednesday.

A man told police that he went to the ATM in the 2000 block of North Collins Street and was robbed at about 2:40 a.m., police said. Minutes later, the woman pulled up and a man with a gun walked up and ordered her to withdraw money. She was forced into the trunk of her car and driven to other ATMs, police said.

The robber eventually drove to Euless, stopped the vehicle and walked away for a few minutes.

“The woman took that opportunity to escape from the trunk and ran to a nearby convenience store in Euless,” Houston said.

Euless patrol officers responded to a call at 3:39 a.m. Wednesday at QuikTrip in the 700 block of South Industrial Boulevard in Euless. The woman directed Euless officers to where the robber had stopped the car, but it wasn’t there. Authorities later found the car in Arlington.

The robber is described as a black man in his early 20s, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, with a short Afro. He was wearing a gray hooded jacket and jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call Arlington police at 817-459-5628 or Crime Stoppers at 817-469-8477.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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