Philadelphia police yesterday were looking for two men who abducted a woman at her Kensington home this week and later forced her to open the safe at the check-cashing business where she worked. The men escaped with $30,000, police said.
The men, wearing masks, forced their way into the woman's home in the 1900 block of East Arizona Street as she was returning around 8 p.m. Tuesday. One had a black handgun, police said.
The two held the 27-year-old woman overnight, then forced her to drive them to America's Cash Express, 3714 N. Broad St., around 7:30 the next morning.
After the woman opened the safe, the men tied up her arms and legs, and left her inside the business. The men fled in the woman's car, which was recovered about a block away from the check-cashing agency.
The suspects also wore gloves, and the security cameras in the check-cashing agency were not on when the safe was robbed, police said.
A security camera at a nearby store captured two men who fit the descriptions of the men shopping there after the time of the robbery.