Police: Woman abducted, forced to be bank robbery getaway driver

Police: Woman abducted, forced to be bank robbery getaway driver

EVERETT, Wash. -- A female Everett Community College student was abducted at gunpoint and forced to be the getaway driver during a bank robbery last week, according to the Everett Police Department.


According to police, the victim was getting into her parked car near the college around 5 p.m. Jan. 23 when a man pointed a gun at her and forced his way into the car.

The man told her to drive him to numerous locations around north Everett and downtown, according to police.

During a stop in downtown Everett, the man had the victim park and told her to stay put.

"Before he left the vehicle, he said, 'I know who you are, I know your license plate, if you leave I will find you and I will kill you,' " said Aaron Snell with Everett police.

The victim later told officers she was afraid and stayed in the car until the man returned and had her continue to drive him around.

Around 6 p.m., the man told her to park outside the Wells Fargo Bank at 1801 Broad Ave.

According to police, the man went into the bank and used a note to threaten a teller into handing over money.

The man walked out with his cash, got back in the car and had the victim drop him off near where he first abducted her, according to police.

According to police, the man is black, 20 to 30 years old, about 5-feet-11-inches tall and 160 pounds. He had shoulder-length black dreadlocks that may or may not have been a wig and a French or African accent. He was wearing a dark blue beanie, a dark blue jean jacket, blue jeans and brown shoes.