Authorities released 911 calls this week detailing the moments that led up to a woman being kidnapped from the Wendy’s on Scarlett Drive last Wednesday morning.
“I was going to the bank,” the caller said, “and this man approached me.” The man then asked the victim what time the restaurant opened, which she said was a question the employees received regularly.
Police initially said that the suspect then displayed a small, silver handgun and forced the victim inside of their vehicle to drive the suspect to Raleigh. The victim described a tense moment before the suspect directed her into the vehicle.
“He said, ‘We’re going to go inside, and you’re going to give me all of your money,’” the victim said, adding that she responded, “I can not let you go inside.”
That was when the suspect threatened the victim saying, “you all are going to die today,” according to the 911 call.
The victim said she offered the suspect the money she had on her that was going to be deposited at the bank. She added that she was concerned about the other employees in the restaurant.
“There was five of my crew members in the store,” the caller said. “If he had gotten in the store, I didn’t know what might happen.”
The victim said that the suspect exited the vehicle near Saint Mary’s Street in Raleigh and fled without harming her, but only after taking an undisclosed amount of cash.
A revised portrayal of the suspect from last week described him as a Hispanic male with long, wavy hair. The suspect also has a leaf tattoo on his left hand and another tattoo on one of his two middle fingers on his left hand, according to police.
Police had no further updates outside of the release of the 911 calls.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call either Chapel Hill Police at (919) 968-2760 or Crime Stoppers at (919) 942-7515. Calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential and anonymous and callers may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 for information that leads to an arrest.