19-Year-Old Mom Kidnapped in Home Invasion: Police

Masked suspects kidnap teen mother Saturday, police say

By David Chang and Teresa Masterson
|  Monday, Mar 28, 2011  |  Updated 11:08 PM EDT
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Nadirah Ruffin was abducted during a violent home invasion in Atlantic City Saturday, police say. She hasn't been seen since.

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Police are searching for a young mother who was allegedly kidnapped during a home invasion in Atlantic City this weekend.

On Saturday night, police say 19-year-old Nadirah Ruffin was visiting her cousin's house on N Maryland Avenue when four masked and armed people broke into the home.

The masked suspects forced Ruffin at gunpoint out of the house and into an unknown vehicle, cops said. The people wore masks and hooded sweatshirts.

Ruffin was in the house with four other women at the time, according to authorities. 

The young mother hasn't been seen since. She is the mother of a 4-year-old boy, officials say.

“Nobody’s going to do nothing. Just bring my baby home," Ruffin's mother Fonda told NBC Philadelphia. "Her son needs her, I need her, her brother and sister need her.”

Ruffin is described as a black female of medium complexion, standing 5-foot-4 and weighing 120 pounds.

She has long brown braids, glasses and several tattoos, including one that reads “so sweet” on the left side of her neck.

She was last seen wearing a blue Polo sweater, a white T-shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information on the four suspects or Ruffin’s whereabouts should contact the Atlantic City Police at 609-347-5766.


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