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Police seek man who kidnapped woman from parking lot at gunpoint, forced her to withdraw cash from bank

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Posted at 3:32 PM, Oct 19, 2020

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio — University Heights police are searching for a man who kidnapped a woman from the Macy's parking lot on Friday.

Police said a 36-year-old woman parked her car at Macy's at 11:30 a.m. when she was approached by a man.

The man brandished a black and tan colored rifle or shotgun and ordered the woman back into her car, according to police.

Police said the man forced the woman to drive to Huntington Bank and make a large cash withdrawal at the drive-through teller window before making her drive to PNC Bank, where he forced her out of the vehicle.

The man then drove her car to a different part of the shopping center, where he left the vehicle and got into a dark-colored green SUV.

The man is described by police as a black male, 5 feet, 5 inches tall with a heavy build. He was wearing a black face mask, green hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and black and white shoes.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call police at 216-932-8799.