Screaming man found duct-taped, bound on South Philly street

Posted: September 08, 2012

A man was found screaming - his face duct-taped and arms bound - on a South Philadelphia street this morning after he was abducted in Frankford.

Northeast Detectives said events began about 4:20 a.m. when the victim, in his 20s, was walking to his home on the 5100 block of Walker Street in Frankford.

Two armed men grabbed him as he approached the house and forced him inside, where his girlfriend was also staying, police said.

Initial reports said up to five men took part.

The men stole $3,000, then completely wrapped the victim's face in duct tape, and handcuffed him, police said. They put him in a vehicle and drove him to 24th and Bainbridge and dumped him in the street near the South Philadelphia neighborhood known as Devil's Pocket.

The victim was not otherwise injured.

Police have no description of the men, other than they were black males, about 6-feet-tall, and had bandannas covering their faces.

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