Philly abduction

Philadelphia police released surveillance photos taken at an ATM machine in Maryland where a man who fit the description of Carlesha Freeland-Gaither’s abductor used her ATM card on Tuesday.

Philly abduction

Freeland-Gaither’s ATM bank card was used at 6:01 a.m. at a Maryland PNC Bank, located just off Interstate 95, about 70 miles from where she was abducted, NBC Philadelphia affiliate reports.

Police said the card was used 8 hours after Carlesha was abducted from Germantown.

The person of interest — a black male, 25-30 years old, 5-foot-10-inch tall with a medium-heavyset build — fits the description of Carlesha’s abductor, but police aren’t sure if it’s him, Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Dennis Wilson told NBC Philadelphia.

Chilling video released by the Philadelphia Police Dept. shows a black male forcing the 22-year-old nurse into a car as she walked home from work late Sunday.

Philly abduction

Freeland-Gaither’s mother broke down and cried during a news interview Tuesday. “Please give me my child back. Please give her back, please give her back, please give her back,” she pleaded.

A witness who was driving a car seen backing up in the video told police Carlesha screamed for help and kicked out 2 windows in her abductor’s car.

Philly abduction


Investigators are scouring the neighborhood for additional surveillance video in the direction the car came from and may have fled. Police also have a second angle showing the abduction as well as surveillance audio that they have not released. Wilson said that based on the audio and video, there’s no indication that the woman knew her attacker.

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The reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of Carlesha’s abductor(s) has increased another $5,000 for a total of $47,000.