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Greenville Woman Kidnapped, Forced to Withdraw Money From Bank

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Woman Forced to Drive to Her Bank and Withdraw $500 Woman Forced to Drive to Her Bank and Withdraw $500
GREENVILLE, S.C. -

Police say a man robbed and kidnapped an 86-year-old woman early Friday afternoon on Mills Avenue in Greenville.

The attack happened in the parking lot of the Hearing Healthcare Center.

The woman told investigators that a man approached her from behind with a knife and demanded money.

When she didn’t have enough cash, the man got into the backseat of her car and forced her to drive to her bank’s ATM where she withdrew $500.

The man then ordered the woman to drop him off at Tindal Park.

Police say the man left the woman stranded. He took her keys and cell phone, which she later recovered from inside the park.

The incident has some people who live and work in the area on edge.

“It makes me want to look behind my back walking to my car,” says Tristan Morse who works at Liquid Highway. “I don’t feel as safe as I did.”

“My wife actually works a couple doors down from this business, so it does concern me, said Isaac Porter of Greenville.”

The attack occurred on Friday, but 7 On Your Side wanted to know why Greenville Police didn’t notify the public about the crime until several days later.

“We don’t have any type of video from any of the restaurants or the bank or anything near there and that is what we were trying to find before we released it,” said department spokesman Johnathan Bragg.

For now, investigator will have to rely on the victim’s description and hope someone will come forward with new information.

The attacker is a black male between 40 and 50-years-old. Police say he was last seen wearing a black winter jacket and a blue winter hat with a brim in the front.

If you have any information on this crime, please call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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