Police searching for woman who was kidnapped in South End

CHARLOTTE — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are searching for a woman who they said was kidnapped in South End Monday night.

A group of teens told officers that they witnessed a woman being assaulted and then forced into a car at around 6:30 p.m. on Griffith Street. They said there was a scuffle as the car kept going down the road a little ways.

“The witnesses heard the sound of the horn honking and heard screams, cries for help from the female there in the parking lot before the suspect was able to pull her there, into the car and leave the area,” authorities said.

Investigators are searching for an alleged suspect who drives a 2016 or newer silver Alfa Romeo Giulia with dark tinted windows. The vehicle was last seen leaving the area toward South Tryon Street and Remount Road before getting on Interstate 77 South.

Police described the suspect as a man with short hair and a mustache.

During a Tuesday news conference, CMPD said there was significant concern for the woman taken.

“It’s just ridiculous. I’m kind of scared to come out myself. I’m ready to get out of this neighborhood,” said Tahisha Cannie, who lives in the area.

Anyone who has information on the case or where the woman may be is asked to call 911. Information can also be shared anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or by clicking here.

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