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Glendale woman kidnapped, forced to withdraw money from ATM

A Glendale woman was kidnapped, forced to withdraw her bank savings and then had her Pacific Avenue home burglarized, police said.

The woman was walking home about noon at Pacific Avenue and Oak Street when she was approached by one of two female suspects, Glendale Police Det. Keith Soboleski said. The suspect then intimidated the woman and forced her into a vehicle that was occupied by the second woman.

"She assumed they had a gun and assumed they would hurt her if she didn't cooperate because of the way they acted," Soboleski said.

Although the suspects reportedly didn't threaten violence, he said, they grabbed her arm to lead her around.

The suspects drove the woman to the Bank of America branch on North Brand Boulevard and forced her to withdraw money from the ATM, Soboleski said. 

When they saw that the woman had a large amount of money in her savings, they forced her to enter the bank and withdraw the balance, Soboleski said. The suspects remained outside the bank during the transaction, he said.

 Read the full story here.

-- Veronica Rocha, Glendale News-Press

Comments () | Archives (15)

If the suspects remained outside while she withdrew here savings, she should of called police or had the bank do it.

I agree with Jeff.

Wait a minute....what??? The suspects waited OUTSIDE while the victim withdrew money from INSIDE the bank, and the victim then went back outside to give them the money???

Sounds very suspicious and fishy

This woman has some `splaining' to do...

I'm suspecting the victim was elderly, in shock and very afraid.

this story doesn't add up....she had the chance to call police from a BANK!!!!!

"...they forced her to enter the bank and withdraw the balance, Soboleski said. The suspects remained outside the bank during the transaction, he said."

something really fishy about this.

I agree...something doesn't add up

Yes, she could've used the opportunity to call the police from inside the bank - but what's worse, is now these women know where she lives!!

That's bad but not as bad as what happened to my mom. My parents decided to sell their home by owner, and my mom, with my dad at work, was talked into showing the house without dad around. The creep pulled a gun on my mom once in the house, raped her at gunpoint, then forced her at gunpoint to go to several savings and banks and withdraw all their savings.

Fortunately for my parents, they caught the guy and recovered all but about $2000 of the stolen funds. He got 60 years in prison for the armed robbery, armed rape, etc. He is still in jail last I heard. Thanks god the courts were not so lenient back in the 70's. Also thank god he wasn't violent and my mom had enough presence of mind to cooperate.

Has to be more to the story than what is written here

Did the teller suspect anything when the lady withdrew the "large amount of money in her savings" account?? I have a feeling it was all set up....

Sounds fishy to me. How can she not do anything while being by herself in the bank and the other women outside. They almost always have security guards at banks.

Are you people commenting that narrow-minded? It's just like the time I was driven to Macy's and forced to go inside ALONE to buy new jeans and an awesome button-down shirt. I couldn't resist the red-tag sale, I felt my SOCIAL LIFE was in DANGER, I was completely helpless! PLEASE be a little more understanding! ;)


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