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Woman abducted at knifepoint in Sydney

An alleged Sydney kidnapper is behind bars after the woman he was accused of abducting managed to alert bank staff to her situation.

The 36-year-old woman was driving out of the car park of Macquarie Centre in Macquarie Park on Friday afternoon when Dong Hwa Kim allegedly jumped into the back seat and threatened her with a knife.

Police say Kim used cable ties to bind her hands and told her to drive to a bank in Ermington.

When the pair arrived, the Lindfield man removed the ties and ordered she withdraw cash.

But the woman was able to alert a bank employee, who called police.

Almost an hour after the alleged ordeal began, Kim was arrested at the wheel of the woman's car.

The 43-year-old did not appear when his case was mentioned on Saturday at Parramatta Bail Court, where magistrate Daphne Kok remanded him in custody until Thursday.

He faces three charges alleging he detained the woman to obtain financial benefit and robbed her of three bank cards.

© AAP 2019