Two girls told police they saw a boy with duct tape after two men grabbed them and dragged them into a van in Philadelphia on Monday.
The girls, ages 11 and 12, told investigators they were walking their dog on 32nd and Diamond Streets around 8 p.m. when a white van with toned widows and two masked men inside pulled up next to them.
The girls said the men then grabbed them and dragged them into the van.
The girls told police they began kicking and hitting the driver while calling their families on their cell phones. According to investigators, the men then let the girls out of the vehicle at 30th Street and Norris Street.
The girls also told police they spotted a boy taped and screaming in the van before escaping.
The girls said the van had a sliding side door and they found pillows inside.
The girls did not provide a detailed description of the men, only describing them as two white men wearing black ski masks. They also said the boy in the van was African American and possibly 7 years old with a red shirt and tape over his mouth.
“They told us there was a little boy sitting in the back of that van with tape covering his mouth and he was very upset,” said Scott Small, chief inspector of the Philadelphia Police Department.
The Philadelphia Police Department is still investigating.
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