Jul 29, 2014

Police Seeking Info on Attempted Abduction in Camden

Authorities say two men stuffed a woman into a trash can and then fled across the Ben Franklin Bridge in a cargo van with stolen Pennsylvania license plates.

Police Seeking Info on Attempted Abduction in Camden

Camden County Police are looking for information about an attempted kidnapping that occurred Tuesday morning in the 100 block of Sixth Street in Camden City.

At 9:30 a.m., police said two men wearing full-body robes and head coverings went into the Zoujati Salon where a woman was working alone. 

They then allegedly stuffed her into a trash can under threat of force, and put the can out on the sidewalk with the woman still inside.

From there, police say one of the men entered a white, late-model Chevrolet Express 1500 cargo van with tinted windows and stolen Pennsylvania license plates (JLJ 6784).

The other reportedly ran a block before he was picked up by the driver of the van, and the two proceeded over the Ben Franklin Bridge into Philadelphia, police said.

The victim was taken to Cooper University Hospital for treatment and was released.

Police were unable to confirm whether the kidnapping may have been gang-related; a spokesman for Camden County said the incident is under investigation. 

Authorities did confirm that the pair fled the scene, leaving the woman behind; they theorize that the act may have been spotted in what is a highly trafficked area, and abandoned their plan 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Camden County Police tip line: 856-757-7042.

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