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Kidnapping Near Georgetown University Yesterday at 3:20pm

by Prince Of Petworth January 27, 2017 at 12:25 pm 10 Comments

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Ed. Note: Via email I was told the victim was released unharmed.

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a kidnapping that occurred in the 3400 block of O Street, Northwest.

On Thursday, January 26, 2016, at approximately 3:20 pm, a suspect forced the victim into a vehicle and drove away. The suspect made several attempts to force the victim to withdraw money from an automated teller machines (ATM) and make large purchases at retail locations, both in the District of Columbia and Maryland. The suspect and victim are known to have been in the 4500 and 5400 blocks of Wisconsin Avenue, Northwest.

The suspect is described as white male in his late 30’s to 40’s, 5’9’’-6’0’’ tall, with a medium build, dark colored hair, dark colored mustache, and beard. He was last seen wearing a black suit, black shirt, gray neck tie, and black shoes.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a light gray or silver colored sport-utility vehicle (SUV) or crossover style four door of an unknown make or model.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

  • Emmaleigh504

    terrifying!

  • wdc

    No word on the victim? Was he/she released, or still missing?

  • pb1

    the man was released and is the source of the police report:
    http://washington-informer.com/32582/police-dc-man-kidnapped-in-georgetown-driven-to-atms/

  • SBY

    According to WTOP, the victim (male) is okay and reported the crime. The kidnapper gave up after two hours and fled. Scary, and also a bit odd.

    http://wtop.com/dc/2017/01/police-dc-man-kidnapped-georgetown-driven-atms/

  • Oak St. Resident

    So many holes in this story. Did the suspect have a gun, knife, some sort of weapon? Did he tie or handcuff the victim? Not sure why the suspect was able to drive around with the victim in the van? Surely the victim would have struggled or tried to get out while the suspect was driving? Not blaming the victim, just pointing out missing pieces of the puzzle.

    • northeazy

      How did you react the first time you were kidnapped?

    • James W.

      How is any of that relevant to MPD’s attempt to ID a suspect?

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, usually the cops only release information that they think might help people identify the suspect. They don’t just publish the whole detailed account so we have something to chat about while we’re at work but not working.

      • ChenChen

        +1

    • Reality

      Why do you care how the victim was held hostage? That’s creepy.

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