DURHAM — A man forced a woman into her own car in a daylight kidnapping and robbery in the popular Ninth Street shopping area, and police are looking for leads from the public that could help them find the man and a female accomplice.
The man drove the woman to several ATMs and made her withdraw money, then left the woman and her car about 90 minutes later on Christmas Eve, police said.
The incident began in the 800 block of Ninth Street when the victim came out of a business around noon, asked the man who was standing near her car in a parking lot to move so she could get in, and he drew a gun and forced her into the car, police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said.
They stopped at several ATMs and were able to get money from three of them, Michael said.
The man then left the car and the woman near the intersection of Shannon Drive and University Road, she said.
According to the police account, the woman had noticed the man and a woman in a dark green Toyota Camry when she parked.
The man was a black man in his early 20s, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a light complexion and light-colored eyes, police said.
The woman in the car was black with a medium to dark complexion and in her early 20s and had short hair, police said.
Police asked anyone with information about the incident to call CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.
CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.