Woman Reportedly Kidnapped, Punched, Forced To Withdraw Cash From ATM

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Wilmington – New Castle County Police are currently investigating a kidnapping that occurred in the community of Top of the Hill Apartments, according to New Castle County Spokeswoman Corporal Tracey Duffy.
reported-kidnappingDuffy said that on Monday, February 13, 2017 at about 11:00 p.m., County Police were dispatched to an area hospital for a reported kidnapping that occurred in the community of Top of the Hill Apartments.

Police contacted the victim who advised that she exited her car at approximately 8:45 p.m. when she was approached by a man armed with a handgun,  according to Duffy. The suspect forced the victim into a vehicle and drove the victim to an ATM on Marsh Road, where he demanded the victim withdraw money, said Duffy.

Duffy said that the suspect talked out loud with himself during the incident. The suspect physically assaulted the victim by punching her, according to Duffy. The suspect and victim returned to the community where the suspect released the victim and fled, according to authorities. The victim was treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect is described as a thinly built middle aged white male approximately 5’8” tall wearing a ski-mask. A dark colored SUV may be involved in this incident, said Duffy.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. Police are asking anyone with surveillance footage of the area or information pertaining to this investigation to please contact New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800. Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department. Citizens who currently have the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips. Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit. The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all iPhone and Android smartphones.

A reward of up to $20,000.00 is available to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of those responsible for violent crimes being investigated by this agency.


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