Flower seller kidnapped on roadside in Wheaton

April 18, 2005|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A 25-year-old woman selling flowers on a roadside in Wheaton was reported kidnapped yesterday afternoon, Montgomery County police said.

Pasquala Hernandez-Hernandez was selling flowers with her husband about 1:30 p.m. when a red two-door compact car with dark-tinted windows stopped at the corner of Connecticut Avenue and Veirs Mill Road.

The car's passenger door opened and Hernandez-Hernandez was pulled inside, according to police. The car sped off, heading south on Connecticut Avenue.

Police described Hernandez-Hernandez as light-skinned, Hispanic, 5 feet 3 inches tall and 120 pounds, with long black hair and brown eyes. She was wearing a black-and-white striped T-shirt, black jeans, blue tennis shoes and a gray baseball hat with "Starter Equipment" printed in black.

Anyone with information about her disappearance is urged to call Montgomery County police Detective Leroy Salazar at 240-773-5530 or Crime Solvers at 866-441-8477.

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