THERE is maximum concern in Spain after an elderly woman was kidnapped in broad daylight by two men who forced their victim to withdraw a large sum of money from a cashpoint before dumping her in a desolate area.
As reported by the Mossos d’Esquadra police force, officers have launched a manhunt after a woman was abducted at 10am on Thursday, January 30 in Barcelonès, a municipality in Badalona.
The woman had been walking down Plaça de Pep Ventura when a car with two occupants inside pulled up alongside her. One of the men then jumped out of the vehicle, forcing the woman into the back seat of the car.
She was then driven to a nearby cashpoint and ordered to hand over her debit card and PIN code with one of the assailants withdrawing a large sum of cash before she was taken several miles outside of the district and dumped at the Manresà Industrial Estate.
It is understood that the woman was left in severe state of distress and called one of her family members who rushed to collect her. They then filed a report at the police station, where officers were able to verify through her bank that the money had been taken out of her account.
As Euro Weekly News understands, the Mossos d’Esquadra have been provided with a detailed description of the assailants, however, so far no arrests have been made. Investigators are now appealing for residents who were in the area at the time to come forward as they may be able to provide crucial information on the frightening abduction.
It is understood that the elderly woman is being supported by officers and has been given psychological assistance due to the nature of the crime.