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Victims robbed at gunpoint, forced to drive to ATMs in Wyoming

Source: Wyoming Police Source: Wyoming Police
WYOMING, OH (FOX19) -

Wyoming Police are looking for half a dozen suspects, accused of kidnapping two different victims at gunpoint, and ordering them to drain their bank accounts at an ATM.

Detective Eric Kirkland said a man with a gun held to his head, was forced to withdraw $500 from his account. Right now, police are looking for as many as six suspects, wanted for kidnapping and armed robbery, in two separate incidents. 

Police said the two robberies occurred on Congress Run near W. Galbraith Road on July 9 and 10.

"To do something that young, that's pretty crazy," said Kirkland.

He said a group of teens stopped a man Sunday on Congress Run Road.

"He had seen three male black subjects standing in the roadway and there was a car blocking his path. Guy comes over to the passenger side of the vehicle with a gun," said Kirkland.

The trio forced their way in.

"One of the suspects in the back seat held a gun to his head," said Kirkland, who added, the men ordered him to drive to the PNC Bank ATM on Winton Road and take out $500.

"They drove to a couple other ATM's, but the card was locked out,” said Kirkland. “It was maxed out as far as what he could withdraw."

The men forced him out, took his car, and then he called 911.

The next day, a woman also driving on Congress Run Road, and came across what looked like a car broken down.

"The vehicle was backed-in with its hood up,” said Kirkland. “The subject was out on foot, asked if she had jumper cables. She said no, and he said, 'well can you take me to get some gas?'"

She complied. He got in, then pulled out a gun and ordered her to drive to the very same ATM. Instead, she bravely sailed past it and pulled over, grabbed some money out of her wallet as he was rummaging through her purse, threw some cash at him, yanked her keys from the ignition and ran.

In both cases, the victims made it out unscathed but shaken.

We told stunned customers what happened at their ATM.

Wyoming Police said your best protection is to lock your car doors when you're driving. It's a great first defense, if someone tries to force their way in.

If anyone knows the identity of the suspects or has any information, please contact Wyoming Police at 513-821-0141.

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