D.C. Police Looking for Suspects in SIX Violent Kidnappings!
As if we don't have enough to worry about in this country, Washington D.C. police are on the hunt for a group of men, they believe, have committed at least SIX violent kidnappings.
In less than one week the assailants have committed at lease six different violent robberies and kidnappings. The men have been caught on surveillance footage accosting their victims and forcing them into their vehicle and also withdrawing money from ATMs!
Via WUSA 9:
"It's very unusual to have anyone kidnapped, which is exactly what they're doing -- taking people and putting them in a vehicle," Commander John Haines of the Metropolitan Police Department said. "In at least three of the cases, they've used what's described as zip ties to tie the individuals' hands together. And they're blindfolding them."
Most of the kidnappings have taken place very early in the morning. But police say one person was assaulted at 10:30 p.m. Aug. 24 and another at 11 p.m. Aug. 25.
"I didn't know they push you inside the car, kidnap you, and take you to the ATM," said Gulialat Fenta, a cab driver who was filling up with gas near the scene of one of the kidnappings. "That's a new thing, a new situation we have."
Police said the victims have been grabbed, punched, and in at least one case, hit with a gun. The big fear is that the violence could escalate.
"Give them what they ask for," Haines said. "Don't fight them. They are armed with a handgun. We don't want to see anyone hurt."
Right now, none of the men have been positively identified so the Prince George's County police are depending on the public for help. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 301-516-2512. Anyone who wants to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the "P3 Tips" mobile app (search "P3 Tips" in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app). Refer to case 21-0039320 when sending a tip.