Police: Woman thought kidnapped pre-planned robbery with man

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Posted: Feb 06, 2018 4:22 AM

NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia say the apparent armed kidnapping of a woman from an Atlanta-area motel was actually a plot targeting her male companion.

In a statement Monday, Gwinnett County police named 20-year-old Christina Day and 30-year-old Timothy Wingfield as suspects in the armed robbery investigation. The lead detective learned Day and Wingfield knew each other, and the armed robbery was likely pre-planned.

Police had said Day and a male friend were in a Crossland Economy Studios motel room when Wingfield knocked on their door around 2 a.m. on Jan. 31, produced a gun, demanded belongings, took Day and left in the victim's vehicle. The stolen car was recovered hours later.

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Police initially said the woman may answer to "Kristen." She was identified the next day.

Neither suspect has been located.