Reward offered in Christmas Eve kidnapping in Durham
Posted December 27, 2012
Durham, N.C. — Durham Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest in connection with a Christmas Eve kidnapping.
A woman told police that she was walking from a business to her car in the 800 block of Ninth Street Monday after 1 p.m. when a man forced her, at gunpoint, into her car and made her drive to several ATMs.
He was described as black, thin, in his early 20s, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall with a light complexion and light-colored eyes. He was wearing a red and black hooded sweatshirt.
Investigators are also looking for a woman that the victim said she saw with the man earlier Monday in a dark green Toyota Camry parked near her car.
She was described as black, in her early 20s with a medium to dark-brown complexion and short hair. She was wearing a headband and a dark, long-sleeved top.
Police said the man forced the victim to withdraw money from three ATMs – Wells Fargo branches at 2000 W. Main St. and 900 W. Club Blvd., and a Coastal Federal Credit Union branch at 3125 Shannon Road – and that they drove to several others but were unsuccessful in getting any more cash.
Around 1:20 p.m., investigators said, the man jumped out of the car at the intersection of University Drive and Shannon Road.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Durham police at 919-560-4582, extension 29245, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.