Philadelphia police chase suspects after witnessing abduction in Port Richmond

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Reginald Carroll

PORT RICHMOND (WPVI) -- Police have identified the man charged after an abduction and chase in in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section Tuesday night.

27-year-old Reginald Carroll has been charged with Kidnapping, Carjacking, VUFA, Criminal Conspiracy, Terroristic Threats, Simple Assault, False Imprisonment and related offenses.

After receiving a tip, police staked out a shopping center along the 2400 block of Aramingo Avenue.

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February 1, 2017: One man was in custody and at least three others sought after an abduction and chase in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section.

Shortly after officers arrived, around 8:15 p.m., police say a 25-year-old woman exited her place of employment and was approached by two men.

Police say the men, who'd just exited a red Jeep Cherokee, told her they had her kids and forced her into the rear of her car.

According to police, the men then jumped in her car and drove off, being followed by the remaining occupants of the red Jeep.

The undercover officers that were on the scene trailed the other two vehicles for a short distance before the suspects detected they were being followed.

The driver of the silver car lost control and collided with a garage in the 2600 block of Emery Street.

Police say the men fled the scene on foot with one, later identified as Carroll, being caught just blocks away.

The others in the Jeep sped off, but abandoned the vehicle along the 3000 block of Livingston Street, about seven blocks from where the chase ended.

Police say they believe the woman was targeted because she has information about other crimes her abductors are suspected of carrying out.

The woman was not injured during the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia police.