Woman says she was carjacked, forced to withdraw cash
WINTER PARK, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
Winter Park police are investigating a possible robbery and kidnapping, in which a woman said she was forced into her car and taken to an ATM to withdraw cash.
The 25-year-old victim told police that, around 7:30 a.m. Friday morning, she was approached by a man in the back parking lot of a business located at 1650 Lee Road. A scuffle occurred between the two, resulting in minor shoulder and facial injuries to the victim. The suspect then forced her into her car, before she was driven to an ATM and told to with withdraw money.
"He hit me in the mouth, threw me to the ground, took my purse to get my keys, got in my car and pulled me by my hair and into the car," the woman told a 911 operator.
There is no video available from the ATM. The suspect drove away from the ATM but eventually stopped the car and left the scene. The victim drove back to the business and called the police.
"He drove her around for a little while. We normally don't have something like that here, so not really sure, not really sure why this occurred," said Sgt. Jamie Loomis of the Winter Park Police Department.
The suspect is described as a "scruffy looking" black man, approximately 6 feet tall, 25-30 years of age, with a lean build. He was wearing a long sleeved black T-shirt with a short sleeved black T-shirt over it, green work pants and a black knit cap with a short bill.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477).