On the morning of January 6, 2009, the female owner of a nail salon in Cranston, Rhode Island, was at her place of business when a White male wearing a ski-type mask and gloves entered the business through the rear door. The suspect forced the victim to the ground and put a wet cloth over her nose and mouth which caused her to lose consciousness. The victim awoke in a van or minivan being driven by the suspect. A large plastic storage-type container with a lid was in the vehicle. While the vehicle was moving, the victim attempted to alert others of her predicament, but was stopped by the suspect.
Approximately two hours after the kidnapping occurred, the suspect pulled into a parking garage in Braintree, Massachusetts, drove to the top level of the garage, and told the victim to get out of the vehicle. The suspect then left.
The suspect was described as being clean-shaven and well-groomed. He wore a black watch with a square face on his right wrist and possibly spoke with a "local" accent. He had a band-aid on his left hand, and his left hand had blood on it at the time.