Indiana Police: Staffer Kidnapped at Home in Robbery at CU
An employee of a small Indiana credit union was taken by gunpoint from her home Monday night, taken to her office and forced to help rob the facility, police said.
The employee was not harmed in the heist at the $8.7 million Freedom Financial FCU, according to a report from the Fort Wayne Police Department.
The report said two men approached the woman at about 9:30 p.m. outside her home as she returned from work, where they blindfolded her, tied her up and held her captive until after dark.
The two suspects then traveled with their victim to the 2,200-member credit union's office in her own vehicle, where they forced her to enter the building and hand over an undetermined amount of cash, police said.
The suspects then fled the scene in the employee's vehicle, leaving her behind, the report said. Police said it was later found abandoned at a different location.
The crime is under investigation by the Northeast Indiana Bank Robbery Task Force, which includes the Fort Wayne Police Department, Allen County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police and FBI.