UPDATE: La Grange Police release video of attempted abduction at Planet Fitness
La Grange Police have released surveillance video of what they say was a failed abduction attempt at a Planet Fitness yesterday, even as they ask for help to apprehend a suspect who actually did force his way into a woman's car at Walmart.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- La Grange Police have released surveillance video of what they say was a failed abduction attempt at a Planet Fitness yesterday, even as they ask for help to apprehend a suspect who actually did force his way into a woman's car at Walmart.
According to a news release from the La Grange Police Department, the suspect in the Walmart incident forced his way into the victim's car in the parking of the Walmart on New Moody Lane just before midnight on March 10. Police say the suspect forced her to drive to a bank to withdraw $300 from her account before having her drop him off at the Oldham County Library.
WDRB spoke with a few shoppers who said they were shocked after finding out what happened.
“If I were in Louisville, there's some different areas that I think of those things but I don't even think about it here," said Cassie Borgman, who has lived in La Grange for years.
Police believe the suspect may have been involved in the Planet Fitness incident earlier in the day. According to police, a woman said a man tried to enter her vehicle when she was parked outside Planet Fitness in the 400 block of S. First Avenue. When she refused to let him in, he pointed a gun at her, but she drove away and called 911.
Police say the surveillance video shown above captured that incident.
We're told neither one of the victims was hurt. Both tried to identify the suspect in a line up, but police said they don't have anyone in custody at this time.
The suspect is described as a white male between 25 to 30 years of age, about 5'10"and weighing 220 pounds with light brown hair. Police say he was wearing blue jeans and a gray shirt, and covered his mouth and nose with a blue bandanna.
“We would encourage anyone, male or female, to be aware of their surroundings. If it doesn't look right, if somebody looks out of place, don't get out of the car. Call the police,” said La Grange Police Chief Frank Conway. "I think with the public's help, we'll have him in custody."
Anyone with information is asked to call the Anonymous Crime and Drug Tip Line at 502-873-8945 La Grange Police at 502-225-0444
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