Police are asking the public's help to identify a woman and the man who appeared to have kidnapped her yesterday in Spring Garden.
A 26-year-old woman told police she heard a woman screaming for help as a man forcibly dragged her into his car at about 4:15 p.m. on Green Street near 19th. Investigators found surveillance video that captured the incident. On the video, a man parks a black Chrysler Coupe at the curb and accosts a heavyset woman walking past him on the sidewalk. The woman walks away from him, but he chases her down and hauls her to the car, where he shoves her into the back seat before driving away east on Green Street. A passerby does not intervene.
The woman is described as black with a medium complexion, wearing a grey sweatshirt and black pants. Her abductor is described as black, bald, wearing a dark-colored jacket. He drove a black Chrysler CP with a possible partial Pennsylvania tag "JFM."
Anyone who knows the identity of either person in the video is urged to call Central Detectives at (215) 686-3093 or -3094 or 9-1-1.