The Arlington Police Department has released security camera footage showing an alleged robbery and kidnapping suspect stuffing a female victim into the trunk of her own car at a Wells Fargo bank last week.
The woman told police that the unknown male suspect ordered her to take money from her account at gunpoint before forcing her into the trunk while she sat at the bank’s drive-thru ATM at around 3 a.m. on Jan. 14, according to an Arlington police news release.
Video footage of the incident shows the suspect approaching the vehicle from behind the ATM, brandishing a gun, forcing the victim into the trunk and staring directly at the bank’s security camera before driving off in her vehicle.
The suspect then drove the woman to other banks in the area, allegedly taking more money from her account, the release said.
At some point, the suspect is believed to have walked away from the vehicle, allowing the female to escape to a convenience store in Euless, 15 minutes from Arlington, and call police.
The suspect has been described as a 5-foot-6 black man with short hair in his early 20s. Police said he is believed to have been involved with an earlier robbery at around 2:40 a.m. at the same bank.