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Gwinnett police ID woman kidnapped after robbery

Gwinnett County police identified a woman they believe was kidnapped Wednesday after an armed robbery from a motel room.

Christina Day, 20, was staying with a friend at the Crossland Economy Studios on Jimmy Carter Boulevard when a man with a handgun knocked on the door shortly after 2 a.m., Gwinnett County police spokeswoman Michele Pihera said in a news release. 

The man demanded the duo’s belongings and kidnapped Day when he stole her friend’s car, Pihera said. That friend ran to a nearby restaurant and called police.

MORE: Woman kidnapped from Gwinnett motel at gunpoint

Chamblee police later recovered the stolen car, but Day is still missing, Pihera said. 

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Day is described as in her mid-to-late 20s with a medium-heavy build. She has a heart tattoo on her left wrist and thick dreadlocks.

She may answer to “Kristen” and was last seen wearing a bright green dress tucked into dark jeans like a shirt with a light jean jacket, police said. 

The robber is described as about 5-foot-8 with a medium build. He has 2-inch long twists in his hair, scruffy facial hair and a gold tooth. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Gwinnett police at 770-513-5700. Anyone encountering the woman or the wanted man is asked to call 911.

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