Man kidnapped, robbed after leaving bank in Sugar Land
SUGAR LAND, Texas – A man in Sugar Land is safe after an alleged assault and kidnapping. He claims someone forced him at gunpoint to drive away from a bank and hand over his wallet.
Between Highway 59 and Highway 90 is where the victim claims a man held a gun to his head and stole almost $200 from him. But police said it may not be all that it seems.
The victim, who declined to speak on camera, said he picked up a safety deposit box of cash and jewelry Thursday morning and drove away from the back of the bank.
That placed him on Commerce Green when he said a Hispanic male in a black hoodie jumped into the road. He said he slammed on his brakes and the man forced his way into the car.
Police are proceeding with caution.
"Originally he was not able to give us a very good suspect description despite the fact that he had spent some time with the individual," said Doug Adolph, with the Sugar Land Police Department. "Now, it's hard to say how people react in a high-stress situation, but it's possible he was traumatized and couldn't remember the specifics of what happened until later."
Police said it's not abnormal that someone would be targeted if it appears they're traveling with a large amount of money, so whatever the investigation reveals, police said there's no reason for the average person to be afraid.
If you have any information, you're asked to call Sugar Land police at 281-275-2020.
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