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The latest in a string of kidnappings at the Wheaton Westfield shopping center occurred outside this Target Sunday afternoon.
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The latest in a string of kidnappings at the Wheaton Westfield shopping center occurred outside this Target Sunday afternoon.

Police in Montgomery County are searching for a suspect they believe kidnapped, assaulted, and robbed three elderly residents in Wheaton, Md. over the long weekend. 

The most recent incident involved a 77-year-old man who was kidnapped, cut and beaten at the Westfield Wheaton mall Sunday afternoon. In this incident, the victim was accosted by a man with a razor or box cutter near the Target store, forced into his car, and then possibly driven to multiple ATMs where he may have been forced to make withdrawals.

The last victim was found in the 3500 block of East-West Highway around 3:15 p.m., according to an NBC Washington report

The other two incidents happened near the Giant supermarket in the same shopping center; those victims were 60 and 75 years old, respectively. All three senior citizens are expected to survive their injuries; police believe the same man is responsible for all three robberies. 

Police are looking for a black male with a medium complexion, between 35 and 45 years old, standing between 5' 11" and 6' tall, and weighing between 175 and 180 pounds. He is described as wearing dark-colored jeans and a black jacket.

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