Yesterday around 4-4:30 a buddy of mine at work, Fernando, thwarted a would be attacker in our rear parking lot. He saw a guy covering his face force someone into the backseat of a Lexus SUV in the parking space I just vacated about 35-40 minutes before. He called the police who chased the car to the far parking lot and into the woods where the assailant fled on foot into the woods.
Police Search For Kidnapper
POSTED: 6:12 am EDT August 30, 2006
ALPHARETTA, Ga. —
Alpharetta police are looking for a man who kidnapped a woman from the parking lot of an office building as she was leaving work.
Police say the suspect apparently waited in the parking lot yesterday and abducted the woman at gunpoint.
A witness called police who chased the woman’s vehicle to another parking lot. The man bailed out of the car, with the woman remaining inside. She was slightly injured.
Police say the man ran into woods, which police searched for hours with dogs and a helicopter. They have been unable to find the man.
See the story here
Suspect sought in kidnapping
Victim attacked while leaving Alpharetta workplace
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 08/30/06
Alpharetta police Wednesday were looking for a man who kidnapped a woman Tuesday afternoon as she left her Mansell Road office.
The victim, whose name has not been released, was leaving her job at a wholesale jeweler about 5 p.m. when she was attacked, Alpharetta police Det. John Robison said.
“As she was approaching her vehicle, our suspect jumped out of a white Lexus which was parked next to her vehicle,” Robison said.
“He had a mask and hat on, and he pointed a gun at her and told her to get into his vehicle,” Robison said.
The suspect taped up the woman’s hands and feet, covered her eyes with duct tape and threw her onto the back floorboard of the Lexus, Robison said.
“He then began to question her, trying to get information about the office where she works; he was trying to get information from her about making entry into the office,” Robison said.
Robison said a witness called 911, and when the suspect heard arriving officers, “he takes off, and we had a little bit of a police chase.”
The suspect pulled into the parking lot of a another nearby office complex, “and bailed out of the vehicle with her still in the back,” Robison said.
The Lexus, which had been stolen August 10 from a fitness center in Cobb County, rolled over a curve and came to a stop in a ravine. The suspect fled on foot.
The victim, who was pregnant, was not seriously injured, and Robison said she and her unborn baby “are okay.”
He said she described her assailant as a white male, about 6 feet tall, with a slim build and “some type of accent – she described it as a bad Russian accent, she thought he was faking it.”
Investigators Wednesday were processing DNA evidence taken from the Lexus.
“He left his hat and mask, as well as some other items,” Robison said.
The AJC Story here.