The Saratoga Springs Police Department has made an arrest in the case of an abduction of a 24-year-old woman that occurred on Thursday, July 24.
On Sunday night, police arrested Victor V. Hernandez-Perez, 23, of 222 Center St. Apt. 3, Corinth, and charged him with kidnapping in the second degree and robbery in the first degree, both felonies.
The arrest came after New York State Trooper Richard Billings of the Wilton Barracks stopped a vehicle Sunday afternoon on Route 9N in the Town of Greenfield. Soon after stopping the vehicle, Billings realized the vehicle and occupant matched the description of the suspect in the Spa City kidnapping and notified Saratoga Springs police and state police investigators. Throughout the day, investigators followed up on several leads that lead to the arrest of Hernandez-Perez.
Police say that Hernandez-Perez approached the victim on Walnut Street at about 10:50 p.m. on Thursday and forced her at gunpoint into his blue 1996 Plymouth minivan. He then drove to the Town of Greenfield while ordering the victim to remove her clothes. While on Howe Road, the victim was able to jump from the rear passenger seat to the front seat, then leap from the still moving vehicle and run to a nearby residence for help. State police responded to the scene. Police allege that Hernandez-Perez then drove away with the victim's clothing, purse and $500 cash. Most of the items were recovered by police.
Hernandez-Perez was arraigned in Saratoga Springs City Court this morning and remanded to the Saratoga County Jail without bail.
Police did not release the identity of the female victim.
Saratoga Springs Police, New York State Police and Saratoga County Sheriff's Deputies are continuing to follow up leads related to the case.