Investigators say Maurice Wheeler, 18, of the 1900 block of Elston Street, was being transported by a company that is contracted by the Youth Study Center for prisoner transportation.
The employees said Wheeler escaped custody in the area of the Bustleton Family Practice and Medical Center at 9601 Bustleton Avenue around 12:10 p.m.
The circumstances of his escape were not released.
Wheeler was last seen wearing a dark blue t-shirt, khaki pants over a pair of blue and white stripped pajama type pants and white socks. ?
Anyone with information is asked to contact Northeast Detective Division at 215-686-3153. ?