Two California women have been arrested after they kidnapped a 73-year-old woman at gunpoint and used her car to try to rob a bank.
According to authorities, police have arrested 20-year-old Antinique Piggee (pictured above) and 19-year-old Jasmine Adams who have both confessed to kidnapping the woman and attempting to rob a bank.
According to reports, the two women approached the victim inside her apartment complex garage where they threatened her with a gun and took her keys. They then tied her up in the back seat, covered her mouth with duct tape, and put a mask over her face.
They took the woman’s car and headed to a Wells Fargo bank at around 11 am on Friday. The two were reportedly wearing Middle Eastern clothing and one of them handed a bank employee a note demanding money. When that didn’t work, the two women left but not before bank employees alerted the police who were able to track down the stolen car to Maple and Fir Avenues.
Police arrested the two women at gunpoint and found the victim tied up in the back.
Fresno Police Lt. Don Gross says “this is one of the most unusual cases I’ve seen in 10 or 15 years. This is extremely unusual to have female suspects and an attempted bank robbery.”
Piggee reportedly told police she needed money to pay off her student debt while Adams said she wanted to buy a new car.
Both have been charged with kidnapping, kidnaping with the intent to commit robbery, attempted robbery, home invasion, and car jacking.