Mitchell police are searching for a woman who they believe is a person of interest in the robbing and kidnapping of a man Thursday morning. 

Mitchell Detective Don Everson says that Vanessa Rae Hakl, 36, is a person of interest in the kidnapping of a 66-year-old man. He was taken from his apartment in the 100 block of East Third Avenue.

Everson says the man was taken by force by two men and two women in a 1972 Buick Skylark, and was then driven north of Mitchell and eventually ended up in rural Hanson County, 19 miles southeast of town.

The man was then forced to strip naked and was robbed of his wallet and two rings he was wearing. Less than an hour later, he was found naked, walking.

Hakl is described as a 5-feet 3-inches tall and 150 pounds with dark hair and hazel eyes. 

Anyone with information regarding Hakl or the incident is advised to contact the Mitchell Police Department at 605-995-8400.