The Arlington Police Department is investigating a robbery that developed into a kidnapping early this morning. At about 3:40 a.m., Arlington Police were contacted by the Euless Police Department about a woman who had called 911 in their city and reported being forced into the trunk of her vehicle while at an Arlington bank. Officers talked to the victim and learned that the woman had gone to a bank in the 2000 block of North Collins Street earlier. She reported that an unknown man approached her and ordered her to take money from her account. Shen then alleged that the man forced her into the trunk of her vehicle and drove away from the location. The victim described being driven to additional banks, where the suspect is alleged to have taken more money from her bank account.
At some point this morning, it is believed that the suspect stopped the vehicle and walked away. The woman took that opportunity to escape from the trunk and ran to a nearby convenience store in Euless, where she called police. When she directed officers back to the location where she believed the vehicle had been, the car could not be found. Her vehicle was later located nearby in Arlington.
The suspect is described as a black man in his early 20s who is approximately 5’6” tall with a short afro hairstyle wearing a grey hooded jacket or coat and jeans. Based on the suspect description, it is believed that the suspect could have been involved in an additional robbery at the same bank at around 2:40 a.m. today. In that case, the victim was a man who used the walk-up ATM at the bank in the 2000 block of North Collins Street.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Arlington Police Robbery Sergeant Jason Rash at 817-459-5628 or Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS (8477). Tipsters have the option to remain anonymous using Crime Stoppers and can be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.