Philadelphia police release image of person of interest wanted in Philadelphia abduction

Investigators said they are now trying to track the victim's cell phone.

Friday, March 31, 2023
Police release image of person of interest wanted in Philly abduction
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According to investigators, two armed men forced the unidentified man into a vehicle near the 900 block of East Godfrey Avenue.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Police in Philadelphia's Summerdale section are looking for a man who they say was abducted returning home from work.

According to investigators, multiple armed men forced Wey Um, 48, into a vehicle near the 900 block of East Godfrey Avenue at about 2:30 a.m. Friday.

The men then took off in a dark-colored newer model Ford Explorer. They were last seen traveling east on Godfrey Avenue.

"There is no trace of him. There's no phone calls. There's no evidence that he's at a hospital or injured. So we're very concerned for his well-being and we want anyone, if they know anything about it, to give us a call," said Frank Vanore, Deputy Commissioner of Investigations for the Philadelphia Police Department.

The suspects were wearing dark, hooded sweatshirts and were armed with handguns, police said.

Um is a bartender at Oxford Tavern on Oxford avenue. His customers are extremely concerned.

"Someone is taking his kindness for weakness. Just let him go, man. He doesn't deserve this. He'd give you anything. He'd give you anything you ask for," said Ron Hunter.

"Let him go. Toss him out on the corner somewhere, don't torture the poor man," pleaded Desiree Correa.

Police say the man pictured is a suspect who allegedly robbed Wey Um on March 6, 2023. Police say the individual may be involved in Um's abduction.

On March 6, Um was robbed outside of the Oxford Tavern by a masked man, but never reported it to police. Now authorities have released a photo of the person of interest in that robbery, hoping it may lead them to Um.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

The suspects are considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 215-685-3263.

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