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A woman was abducted and forced to withdraw money

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A woman was abducted and forced to withdraw money from her account in east Charlotte.

It began with a late-night run to a drug store for medicine for her child. She didn't realize two men had followed her home.

"She says she got out and these guys came up and forced her back in the vehicle and drove off with her," said CMPD Detective Marty Cuthbertson.

They drove her to three different ATM's forcing her to withdraw money from her account.

"She said she was scared to death, these guys had a gun on her the whole time and they threatened her and threatened to shoot her if she didn't cooperate."

She cooperated and police got a good picture of one of the gunmen from an ATM surveillance camera. But these guys wanted more money, and took her to a fourth ATM at Eastway and Central, where she was able to escape.

"She ran inside a (convenience) store. They allowed her to go inside and when she went inside, she ran behind the counter and got one of the employees to help her."

Detective Cuthbertson described the two men caught on surveillance pictures-- "one was a black male with brown complexion, a mustache, wearing a gray hoodie and hat. The other was about the same size with dreadlocks pulled back in a ball."

We don't know why they decided to follow this woman home. They still have her SUV-- a silver Chrysler Town and Country with South Carolina tag ICG-754.

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