Police Rescue Woman After Abductors Grab Her and Force Her Inside Car: Officials

Police say two men grabbed the woman as she left her job and forced her inside their vehicle.

Police rescued a woman after two men abducted her in Philadelphia Tuesday night, investigators said.

The ordeal began around 8 p.m. when plainclothes narcotics officers received a tip about a possible abduction at a shopping plaza on Aramingo Avenue and York Street.

As the officers walked toward the shopping center they witnessed a 25-year-old woman leaving work and walking to her car in the parking lot. They then saw a red Jeep Cherokee with four to five people inside pull up near the woman. Two men then jumped out of the SUV and forced the woman into the back seat of her own car, police said.

The officers who witnessed the abduction then chased after the suspects as they drove the woman's car. The chase lasted for four blocks until one of the suspects lost control of the vehicle on the 2600 block of Emery Street, according to officials. Police say the suspects then ran off on foot while the woman was still inside her vehicle. [[412370053, C]]

"The guy was running," said Michael Kremen, a witness. "I don't know what happened after that."

Responding officers captured one suspect and took him into custody. The man, who police later identified as Reginald Carroll, 27, is charged with kidnapping, carjacking, criminal conspiracy, terroristic threats, simple assault and other related offenses.

Police continued to search for three to four other suspects they believe were involved in the abduction, including a woman.

Sources told NBC10 the suspects planned to hold the victim captive so that they could get money from her boyfriend, who they recently targeted in a home invasion.

"We believe that this abduction is also involved in other crimes," said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

The victim spoke with detectives. She was shaken up but was not seriously injured.

Police searched the woman's vehicle and cellphones for evidence as the investigation continues.

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