Police release terrifying video of robber forcing woman into trunk of her own car

Posted at 11:36 AM, Jan 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-23 11:37:48-05

Arlington, Texas – Police have released a terrifying video showing a woman confronted at a drive-up ATM and being forced into her own car trunk at gunpoint.

The woman called 911 early in the morning on January 14th reporting that she had just escaped after being kidnapped and forced at gunpoint to go from bank to bank all night long withdrawing money from her account at each stop.

Police say the man held the woman hostage for at least an hour.

The woman told police that at one point the man stopped and walked away from the car and that’s when she seized the opportunity to escape and run to a nearby convenience store where she called for help.

At 2-minutes and 34-seconds into the surveillance video the robber makes a mistake that police hope will lead to his arrest – he stops and looks directly into the camera so his face is fully visible.