An 80-year-old woman was abducted by a man and woman in West Philadelphia and forced to withdraw $8,000 from her bank account, police said Tuesday.
The victim was approached near 55th and Market Streets on Monday by a woman in her 40s attempting an apparent flimflam, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives.
A man in his 40s or 50s also approached attempting the same scam. The victim, suspecting something was wrong, became scared and told the pair to leave her alone. The man forced her into a green Saturn SUV with a New Mexico license plate, and they drove to the Citizens Bank branch at 2900 Island Ave. in Southwest Philadelphia.