In harm’s way

An at-large male stole a car that con­tained a 1-year-old girl in East Passy­unk Cross­ing. 

At 5:35 p.m. Feb. 2, of­ficers re­spon­ded to a re­port of an ab­duc­tion on Eight and McK­ean streets, learn­ing the com­plain­ant had left her Toyota Rav4 run­ning out­side a laun­dro­mat to fetch a toy from in­side the loc­a­tion. She no­ticed an un­known black male en­ter­ing the auto­mobile and tried to stop him from de­part­ing, with the sus­pect strik­ing her as he fled. 

The com­plain­ant gave chase to Eighth Street and Snyder Av­en­ue, banging on the win­dow to alert him that her daugh­ter was in the back seat. The sus­pect turned west­bound on Snyder Av­en­ue, with the com­plain­ant los­ing sight of her car. Soon after, a wit­ness found the un­harmed girl on Ninth and Emily streets.  

Con­tact South De­tect­ive Di­vi­sion at 215-686-3013, text PP­DTIP (773847), or vis­it philly­po­lice.com/forms.


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