Tuesday, January 6, 2009

El Monte Police Search for Pair who Abducted Woman

The search is on for a pair who reportedly tried to con a female shopper at a local mall in El Monte, then abducted her and required her to withdraw money from an ATM when that did not work.

According to police, the female suspect may be wanted for countless crimes in both Los Angeles and Orange counties.

Police report the most recent crime took place five days before Christmas at the Valley Mall, when a male suspect dropped a bag containing a gold chain, and the female suspect then told the victim to retrieve it so they could sell it. The victim reportedly refused to get involved.

When the woman would not comply, the female suspect reportedly pulled out a knife and forced the victim into a white Ford Explorer, where she was driven to her home, ordered pick up her bank card, then driven to a Bank of America in nearby San Gabriel. The woman withdrew $400 dollars from an ATM and passed it on to the female suspect.

According to police, the female suspect in the crime is Hispanic, approximately 45 years of age, 5' 8" tall, and weighs over 200 pounds.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact police at (626) 705-1981.

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