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Durham police seek kidnap suspect

Posted January 23, 2009 12:15 p.m. EST
Updated January 23, 2009 6:23 p.m. EST

— Durham police are looking for Walter Antonio Rivas, who is wanted on breaking and kidnapping charges.

A woman told police she was knocked to the ground Thursday by two people wearing ski masks, taken into her house on Omega Road, tied up and locked in a bathroom.

Rivas, 18, of 2725 East Geer St., is charged with assault, breaking and entering and second-degree kidnapping. The second suspect is described as a woman with a medium build, between 5 feet 2 inches and 5 feet 5 inches tall.

Anyone with information on Rivas’ whereabouts is asked to call Investigator G.D. Elliott Jr. at 919-560-4582, ext. 239, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.