Police arrest suspect after 84-year-old woman kidnapped, robbed

Police searching for suspect after 84-year-old woman kidnapped, robbed (Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Police arrested Brent Engel, the man wanted in connection with an aggravated robbery and abduction of an 84-year-old woman.

Engel, 31, was located in Price Hill and taken into custody without incident on Saturday February 17.

Police say that Engel got into the woman's vehicle as she was leaving the CVS on Loveland-Madeira Road around 2:55 p.m. Thursday and threatened her with a knife.

The woman was reportedly forced to withdraw money from her bank and was told by Engel to go to Norwood, where Engel purchased and later used drugs in her car.

Finally, police say Engel fled from the vehicle around 8 p.m. on Thursday in the area of Montgomery Road and E. Kemper Road in Symmes Township. The woman was able to get to safety at a relative's residence and was physically unharmed.

Police say they identified the suspect on Friday as Engel, who is a known member of the Cincinnati White Boys, a criminal gang.

Engel has prior convictions for burglary, theft and drugs in Hamilton County.

He will be transported to the Hamilton County Justice Center to await arraignment.

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