An 18-year-old-girl is missing after she and her parents were kidnapped at gunpoint from outside their home.
Nicole Martinez and her parents were kidnapped at 12.30am on Sunday, outside their Florida home in Pembroke Pines.
At 5.30am Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office contacted Pembroke Pines Police to alert them about the kidnapping.
In a press release, Pembroke Pines Police explained the family had returned home on January 17 in the early hours of the morning and were then confronted by the man suspected of kidnapping the three of them - Jaddier T. Sanchez, 37.
Police claim Sanchez is known to the victims through Nicole.
They alleged Sanchez forced Nicole and her parents into a red pick-up truck that belonged to one of Nicole’s parents.
Sanchez then drove the family of three to various banks to withdraw money from ATMs.
Nicole’s parents were left on the side of the road after Sanchez drove them to Palm Beach County. He also left the stolen vehicle behind but did not release Nicole.
Police said the suspect is holding the 18-year-old against her will and the Sun Sentinel reported attempts to reach Nicole have been unsuccessful.
“The suspect is considered armed and dangerous, and the general public is advised to use caution,” Pembroke Pines Police said in the media release.
Nicole is 5’3” tall, with wavy, black shoulder length hair and of White Hispanic appearance.
She has tattoos on her forearms and was last seen wearing a grey hoodie and orange and black cheetah print shorts.
Pembroke Pines Police said Sanchez is of White Hispanic appearance with large tattoos around his neck.
The Sun Sentinel obtained records from the Florida Department of Corrections and reported that he was released from prison in May 2020 after serving 15 years for armed robbery with a deadly weapon.
The Sentinel reported he also served another sentence for burglary and aggravated stalking.
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