2 more suspects arrested in Center City jewelry store worker kidnapping

CENTER CITY (WPVI) -- Authorities say the two remaining suspects sought in the kidnapping, beating and robbery of a Center City jewelry store employee have been taken into custody.

26-year-old Basil Buie and 35-year-old Salahudin Shaheed were both arrested around 7:00 p.m. Thursday.

Buie was arrested in Northeast Philadelphia and Shaheed in South Philadelphia.

Just days after the incident, 31-year-old Khayree Gay was taken into custody by ATF agents and US Marshals at a hotel in South Carolina.



It was April 4th when police say the trio of men kidnapped the female victim as she walked to her car.

They demanded the keys to the victim's work place at National Watch and Diamond along with codes to the safes.

But when she didn't have them, authorities say the robbers viciously beat the woman and even shot her with a Taser seven times.

According to investigators, after emptying her bank account at several ATMs, the suspects dropped her off at Mt. Laurel Cemetery in Darby.

She was hospitalized with a concussion, many bruises and cuts, and is deeply traumatized by the crime.

All three suspects face federal kidnapping charges and related offenses.
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