Police Believe Uptown Robber Struck Twice

View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    Dallas police say two armed kidnappings and ATM robberies may be connected.

    Dallas police say two armed kidnappings and ATM robberies may be connected.

    A robber forced a 24-year-old man to drive to two ATM machines and withdraw money Sunday night. The man's father, Anthony Padilla, said his son, Adrian, was grabbed as he walked to his car in the parking lot of an Office Depot on Oaklawn Avenue.

    "He just walked right up to him, put the gun in his face and said, 'I want your money,'" Padilla said.

    His son didn't have any money, so the man told him to drive to an ATM.

    DPD Searches for Man Who Forces Victims to Drive to ATMs

    [DFW] DPD Searches for Man Who Forces Victims to Drive to ATMs
    Dallas police say two armed kidnappings and ATM robberies may be connected.

    According to a Dallas police report, the man got in the back seat of Adrian Padilla's car and instructed him to drive to the Bank of America at Interstate 75 and Haskell. He then forced him to drive to a nearby Walmart Neighborhood Market with an ATM inside after Padilla's car wouldn't work.

    "He was so scared, he didn't want to tell anybody what was going on or scream out because he was afraid the guy was going to shoot him, " Padilla's father said.

    Police suspect that the man also kidnapped a woman walking into work at the Katy Trail Animal Hospital on Monday morning. She was also instructed to drive to the Bank of America on Haskell Avenue.

    "That's something that the detectives will compare notes on and see if they can match up," Senior Cpl. Kevin Janse said.

    "I'm just glad he did the right thing and did not try and be a hero and yell out," Anthony Padilla said. "You just do what the person tells you, get the money out and go."

    Dallas police are working with Walmart and Bank of America to get surveillance video that may help identify the man. The robber instructed both of his victims not to look at him.


    Previous:
    Robber Kidnaps Officer's Wife Near Katy Trail