Police asked for the public's help yesterday in identifying two men they say were responsible for holding a terrified woman hostage at gunpoint inside her own home.
The victim, 27, was walking into her apartment on Arizona Street near Jasper Tuesday night, when she was confronted by two men, one of whom was armed with a gun, police said.
"One of the males told her he knew where she worked," said Lt. Frank Vanore, a police spokesman.
The assailants held her hostage overnight and the next morning drove her in her 2000 white Dodge Durango to the check-cashing business where she worked on Broad Street near Airdrie in North Philadelphia.
"The suspects then forced the victim to open the safe, tied her arms and legs, and fled the store in the victim's car," Vanore said.
The men made off with about $30,000, Vanore said.
Police recovered the victim's car around the corner, Vanore said.
Employees of the check-cashing business who were reporting to work Wednesday found the bound victim, who was not injured, Vanore said.
"This was a well-planned, well-thought-out robbery, and it's important for us to identify these suspects before they strike again," Vanore said.
"This was a terrifying experience for this woman," he said.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call East Detectives at 215-686-3243.