Police Looking For Submachine Gun-Toting Kidnappers Who Took Man on Whirlwind ATM Tour Monday Night
Rudolph Dinwiddie had a rough night on Monday. As he withdrew cash from a Bank of America ATM in the 3900 block of Cedar Springs Road, a car pulled up behind him, and three people stepped out. One was pointing a submachine gun.
"If you don't cooperate, we are going to kill your fucking ass," they told him, according to a police report.
They forced him into the car where they cuffed his arms and legs with zip ties and rifled through his pockets, keeping the gun trained on him while they did so. They kept his wallet and keys to his 2009 Nissan, which they came back and stole. Then, they drove away, stopping first at a gas station, where they used Dinwiddie's cash to fill up, and then at several ATMs to withdraw an undetermined amount of cash from Dinwiddie's account.
After about two hours, the kidnappers threw Dinwiddie from the car into a vacant lot Irving, his arms and legs still bound. He managed to flag down a police car and was taken to the hospital, where he was treated for abrasions to his head and torso suffered during the fall and swollen wrists.
Two of the suspects were captured on ATM surveillance cameras. The suspects are described as a Latin female who was wearing a light-colored shirt and a Latin male, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, 185 pounds, who was wearing a dark blue shirt with light-colored shorts.
Anyone with information about the kidnapping should contact Detetive Scoggins of the Crimes Against Persons Robbery Unit at 214-671-3658 or 214-671-3584.
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