Kidnapping leads to search for suspect in wooded area

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by Andrew Horansky / KHOU 11 News

khou.com

Posted on December 27, 2013 at 6:58 AM

Updated Friday, Dec 27 at 9:23 AM

HOUSTON -- Houston police searched a wooded area on the northside after a couple reported being kidnapped and robbed at knife point.

Officers with the Houston Police Department said a woman and man were found in an SUV stopped on Ella near Gears before 5 a.m. They told police they were taken from their apartment, located nearby, and were forced to try and withdraw money from numerous ATMs.

The couple said they kept entering the wrong code, so the crooks didn't get any cash. The suspects, two men, eventually ditched the SUV and fled into a wooded area.

HPD searched the woods with a helicopter and K-9 units, but the suspects were not immediately located.

Officers questioned the victims individually to get an accurate description as to what happened.

By 6 a.m. the search for the suspects had been called off.

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