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Washburn Woman Kidnapped, Robbed, Dumped In Snow

CASSVILLE, Mo. - Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly said today that his office is awaiting copies of surveillance video from banks in Cassville and Arkansas as it investigates the reported kidnapping and robbery of a Washburn woman.
CASSVILLE, Mo. -- The Barry County Sheriff's Office is awaiting copies of surveillance video from banks in Cassville and Arkansas as it investigates the reported kidnapping and robbery of a Washburn woman, according to Sheriff Mick Epperly.

The woman told officers she was taken from her home by two men with their faces covered by bandannas, thrown in the trunk of her car and kicked out in the snow after they took her debit card, forced her to give them her PIN number and took $350 in cash from a Cassville bank ATM.

“It’s taking a while to piece this together,” Epperly said Tuesday.

The woman, who lives on Trent Rd. southwest of Cassville, said the men broke into her home about noon on Friday, demanded money and drugs and ransacked her house, according to Epperly.

After kicking her out of the car in her bare feet in Arkansas, they went to Berryville, Ark., and took more money from ATMs with the debit card. Four withdrawals were made from machines in the Berryville area, Epperly said.

The woman walked about a mile to find help. She is diabetic and is suffering from bruises and cuts, but is now in a safe place, said Epperly.

After the four Arkansas ATM withdrawals, the men dumped the woman’s car into Table Rock Lake near Eagle Rock.

Epperly hopes to identify the men from images on the bank ATM surveillance videos.
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