KEY POINTS

  • Kidnapping caught on home NEST camera New Year's Day
  • Woman is seen being assaulted and thrown into a white sedan
  • Police seeking public's help in locating missing woman

Las Vegas police have released a home security video that captured the kidnapping of a woman on New Year’s Day and are asking for the public's help in locating her.

The kidnapping occurred around 12:45 a.m. and was captured on a NEST security camera set up outside the front door. The woman is seen running up to the house’s front door and bangs on it, seeking help from the residents. A white sedan is then seen pulling up before the driver jumps out and charges at the woman.

“Why would you do that?” the man can be heard yelling.

He is then seen throwing her to the ground and kicking her repeatedly before grabbing her by the hair and dragging her off. The woman is then thrown in the passenger side of the sedan while the man gets back in the car and drives off.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police released the video at about 9 p.m. Wednesday and are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the two people seen in the video.

The woman is white, believed to be her 20s, has dark hair, and was last seen wearing ripped blue jeans, a dark, long-sleeve shirt and dark boots. The man is described as black, believed to be in his 20s, has short dark hair, and was last seen wearing dark pants, brown shoes, and a white shirt with dark, horizontal stripes.