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Sydney woman cable tied in knifepoint abduction

Sydney woman cable tied in knifepoint abduction
A kidnapped woman allegedly ordered at knifepoint to withdraw cash from a Sydney bank was able to alert staff to her situation, police say.
The 36-year-old was driving out of a shopping centre car park in Macquarie Park on Friday afternoon when Dong Hwa Kim allegedly jumped into the back seat.
He allegedly threatened her with a knife, used cable ties to bind her hands and told her to drive to a bank in Ermington, 20 minutes down the road, police said on Saturday.
A woman was abducted as she left a shopping centre car park in Macquarie Park. (Google Maps)
When the pair arrived, the Lindfield man removed the ties and ordered she withdraw cash.
But the woman was able to alert a bank employee, who called police.
Kim was arrested by riot squad officers while allegedly trying to drive away in the woman's car.
Charged with several offences, the 43-year-old did not appear when his case was mentioned on Saturday at Parramatta Bail Court.
Magistrate Daphne Kok remanded him in custody.
© AAP 2019