Officers from the Austin Police Department are looking for suspects after an elderly woman was robbed and kidnapped while taking a walk.
According to the police department, the incident happened on July 19 at about 11:45 a.m. on the 2300 block of Francisco Street when a man and woman forced the female victim into a car. One of the suspects had a gun.
The two suspects forced the woman into a 2019 Ford Escape and demanded a “large amount of money,” according to police. When the woman tried to leave the car, the male suspect pointed a handgun in the direction of the victim and told her to stay in the car.
The suspects then took the woman to a bank and made her withdraw a “large sum of money,” then drove her to a business where the suspects forced the woman to use her credit cards to “buy expensive items,” police said.
Police say the victim was then dropped off in the middle of a street at another location.
Suspects then fled the area after dropping the woman off, police said.
Police are describing one of the two suspects as a Hispanic male in his early 20s with a fade-style haircut, 5-foot-8, thin build, plaid blue and white shirt, dark pants, and black shoes that have white soles.
The second suspect is described by police as a Hispanic female who is 5-foot-6, medium build, brown hair, wearing a black hat that is fisherman style, gray shirt, black shoes, and camo pants.