October 24, 2013 at 12:26 PM
Renton police searching for rape, kidnapping suspect
Renton police are searching for a 25-year-old man who allegedly raped, kidnapped and threatened to shoot a woman Wednesday. Luis A. Martinez, of Renton, assaulted the 28-year-old woman at gunpoint, according to Renton police.
He is considered armed and dangerous, police said.
The two met up yesterday afternoon at a Renton restaurant. After a few drinks they got into her car and, while the woman was driving, Martinez “pulled out a handgun, racked the slide then told her she would be spending the day with him,” according to a Renton Police Department news release.
Martinez forced the woman to drive him to several locations and at some point he raped her, police said. During a stop at a supermarket in Kirkland, the woman managed to get away and sought help from a store employee, police said. Police say Martinez used the victim’s debit card to withdraw several hundred dollars from her account at an ATM.
Martinez took off in the woman’s car and then later abandoned it in Tukwila.
Renton police are asking for help finding Martinez. He’s described as being 6 feet tall, 185 pounds, with black hair and dark-colored eyes. He has tattoos, including a red star on the right front of his neck and a scripted word on the left side of his neck.
Anyone with information is asked to dial 911.
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