Woman alleges she was kidnapped, robbed while shopping

February 20, 2009

By Chris Vessell  bio | email

OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - An investigation continues into a possible kidnapping and robbery at an Opelika Walmart. A 58-year-old woman says two women forced her to drive them to a bank and get them cash. Opelika Police have two suspect descriptions that the victim has given them.

The victim says she was shopping in Wal-mart when one of the suspects approached her. Police say a discussion took place, and that the victim felt an object like a weapon against her back.

"She exited the store with the suspect where they encountered a second suspect. All three got into the victims vehicle and went to another location in Auburn Alabama, and from there to a bank in Lafayette," Capt. Allan Elkins, Opelika Police said.

The victim is telling police an undisclosed amount of money was withdrawn from that bank and handed over to the two suspects.  The suspects then let her go and took off. The two suspects are described as black females.  One is described as in her 30s, and the other is described as in her 50s.