Winston Salem, NC-- Police are investigating a kidnapping that happened in Winston-Salem and a sexual assault of the same victim in another city.
Investigators said a woman was kidnapped from the Walmart parking lot on Hanes Mill Road around 10:50pm on Monday. They said the suspect made the victim drive to Mount Airy where he sexually assault her.
Police believe the suspect got into the woman's car after she left it unlocked as she returned the shopping cart. The man was able to conceal himself in the rear of the car, police said.
Authorities ask that anyone with information regarding this incident contact any of the aforementioned law enforcement agencies.
Police also want to caution holiday shoppers to be aware of their surrounding at all times. Shoppers are encouraged to park in areas with adequate lighting, walk in groups, secure their vehicles and conceal any packages or items of value out of the public's view.