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Kidnapped - An Elderly Woman Taken From Her Home

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FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) - UPDATE: 
Fresno Police say a 73 year-old woman kidnapped by 2 women was tied up and a mask was put over her head. After the kidnapping the women tried to rob a bank.
Investigators tell KMPH Fox 26 News that the elderly woman was in her garage when 2 women walked up to her. She says the women pointed a gun at her and demanded her keys.
Officers say the 73 year-old was placed in the the back seat, tied up, gagged with duct tape, and a mask was put over her head. The elderly lady told officers the women drove her around the city.
According to police the 2 women drove to the Wells Fargo on Herndon and Cedar. One of the women is accused of going into the bank with a note demanding money. Police say the woman left the bank without any money.
Patrol officers pulled the car over, and investigators found the note, and a loaded 9mm handgun.
Police say the two women who kidnapped the elderly lady are Antinique Piggee and Jasmine Adams. Detectives say both admitted to kidnapping and attempted robbery. Officers say Piggee said she was going to use the money pay off student loans and Adams said she was going to buy a new car.           
Both women are in the Fresno County Jail.

ORIGINAL STORY:
It was a scary day for an elderly Fresno woman who police say was kidnapped. The women accused of taking her are behind bars and officers say the kidnapping is not the only crime the women committed.


Fresno Police say these two women are accused of kidnapping an 73 year-old from her Southeast Fresno apartment complex. Investigators say the elderly lady was taken while she was in her garage and that her car was stolen.

After the kidnapping the women are accused of driving the stolen car to a Wells Fargo in Northeast Fresno. Police say one of the women tried to rob the bank but left without any money.

After driving away from Wells Fargo one of the bank employees followed the women until police pulled the car over.

After officers started investigating they discovered that the 73 year-old had been kidnapped.

"This is one of the most unusual cases I've seen in 10 or 15 years," says Lt. Don Gross with the Fresno Police Department, "This is extremely unusual to have female suspects and an attempted bank robbery."

The 73 year–old woman told police that she has no idea who her kidnappers are. Police say she was not hurt and is doing okay.

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