• Betty Cobb went missing from her home in Anniston on Monday
  • Cobb was found captive inside the house of alleged abductor, Tony Lamar White
  • White who was on the run was arrested in Kentucky on Tuesday evening

Anniston, Alabama, -- A 75-year-old Alabama woman was rescued after she was kidnapped by a stranger and found duct-taped inside the man's closet. The suspect, who was on the run, was captured in Kentucky on Tuesday.

Cops revealed the elderly woman was "randomly" chosen by her abductor.

The victim, identified as Betty Cobb, went missing from her home in Anniston after she went grocery shopping Monday. Cobb was found captive inside the house of the alleged abductor, Tony Lamar White, six hours later, police said, as reported by 12 WSFA.

White was captured Tuesday evening from Richmond, Kentucky. Investigators believe the 47-year-old suspect followed the victim home on her way back from grocery shopping and abducted her from her residence.

The suspect and the victim did not know each other, according to reports.

Cops have not revealed further details regarding White and the possible motive behind the kidnapping. He is currently held at the Madison County Detention Center while awaiting an extradition trial.

Meanwhile, the police are investigating if Cobb's kidnapping has any links to cases in 2012 and 2013, where elderly women were followed home from stores and attacked.

Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade said he believes that White may be a serial criminal who randomly chose the victim. "He randomly chose her. She was buying groceries and he followed her to her residence," Wade told NY Post.

The deputies who responded to Cobb's house on the report of her missing found her keys and phone on her bed, while some groceries were found in the driveway of the home. While reviewing the security footage from the stores that Cobb visited, the police identified the suspect's vehicle and this led them to search several residences connected to the suspect.

When the deputies reached White's residence, he had already fled the scene. The officials then issued a BOLO and sought the public’s help in locating White, who was believed to be driving a silver Chrysler 300.

White, who had multiple warrants for arrest, was taken into custody after Kentucky State police pulled him over while driving on I-75.

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