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Md. Lawyer Abducted from Macy’s Parking Lot Thought ATM Robber Would Kill Him

Posted Dec 1, 2011 11:32 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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A Maryland lawyer abducted in a Macy’s parking lot on Sunday thought his kidnapper would make good on threats to kill him.

The 77-year-old lawyer from Silver Spring told the Washington Post his ordeal began when a stranger in the parking lot showed him a box cutter and told him he needed to cooperate. According to police accounts, the kidnapper drove the lawyer to at least three ATMs and withdrew about $1,800. He hit the lawyer in the face, breaking his nose, and cut him on the leg.

“I thought this would be the end of me,” the lawyer told the Post. “He was a pro. I just felt like he knew what he was doing, like he does it every day.”

Police believe the kidnapper did have some experience. They claim the robber went on a two-week crime spree in suburban Maryland that included four parking-lot abductions and a fifth incident involving stolen cash and a credit card. On Wednesday, police arrested a suspect, 50-year-old Henry Sanders, after someone identified him from surveillance photos.

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