MODESTO (CBS13) — Newly released surveillance video shows the alleged kidnapping of a Modesto-area mother by her estranged husband.
The incident happened back on April 11. Family have said that Susana Torres was with her two young sons when they were allegedly kidnapped at gunpoint by Javier Chavez outside of Richy’s Mini Mart.READ MORE: 'He Gives Me Everything To Be': Therapy Dog For Woman In Wheelchair Now Needs Wheelchair Of His Own
In the short surveillance video released by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, Chavez could be seen on camera leading Torres to the car and getting inside. Chavez appears to be holding something in his right hand as he leads Torres, but the video’s resolution isn’t clear enough to discern if it’s a weapon.
Torres reportedly had a restraining order against Chavez after he also allegedly tried to kidnap her back in March.READ MORE: Quake Near Truckee: Why Some Got Shake Alerts And Others Didn't
Later in the night on April 11, the two children were dropped off at Chavez’s parents’ house.
Detectives now believe Chavez is in Mexico. It’s unclear if Torres is still with him, but family has not been able to contact her.MORE NEWS: Sacramento Police Officer Justin Shepard Arrested For Alleged Domestic Violence Incident
Anyone who may have seen Chavez or Torres, or knows where they might be, is urged to call detectives at (209) 525-7032.