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Family describes Sandy Springs kidnapping
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Family describes Sandy Springs kidnapping

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- The family of a woman kidnapped with her children is asking for help finding the man who police say is responsible.

Officers say Audel Cabrera-Penaloza forced his estranged wife Victoria Flores-Medina their two daughters, ages 5 and 2, from their Sandy Springs apartment around 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

The three were found hours later in a Norcross hotel, but Cabrera-Penaloza managed to get away.

"He started banging the door and yelling Victoria's name telling her to come out," said 18-year-old Tania Cabrera-Flores, who was there when the kidnapping happened.

"I heard her screaming. That's when I came out and I saw he had the girls already. She said 'I'm not going with you, I'm not going.' He grabbed her by the hair and dragged her out the door," recalled Cabrera-Flores.

Cabrera-Flores said Cabrera-Penaloza started by calling Victoria, but later came to the apartment when she would not answer.

"When we noticed that he was gonna break it, we ran and locked ourselves in our rooms, but he came in," Cabrera-Flores said. "He managed to, through the window, open the door. He unlocked it. He came in and he managed to open Victoria's door of her room."

Now the family is asking for anyone who has seen Cabrera-Penaloza to call police.

"He needs to be captured. He can't be out on the streets. Everybody is scared that he might come back," she said.

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