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.
-- Veronica Rocha, Glendale News-Press