Woman kidnapped, carjacked in busy south Charlotte shopping center

A woman was kidnapped at gunpoint in a busy south Charlotte shopping center Friday, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police. 

Officers said the victim was taken around 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13 when she was at the Arboretum Shopping Complex.

The suspect also took her car, a 2017 silver Ford Escape, with the license plate FJS-7749. He drove her to South Carolina before eventually setting her free. 

Police said the suspect is charged with kidnapping, robbery, assault, vehicle theft, and communicating threats.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police is continuing to investigate the incident.