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Women allegedly abducted at gun point in Springfield


Two women were allegedly kidnapped at gun point in Springfield early Thursday morning, according to a police report.

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Springfield police officers were sent to the area of South Wittenberg Avenue and West Parkwood Avenue at about 1:10 a.m. Thursday morning on a call of a kidnapping.

A male witness told officers he was trying to pick up two women he knows when the suspect arrived in a black SUV. The suspect then pointed his gun at the women and told them to get into the SUV, the report said.

The witness told the man he would shoot up his SUV, but he left the area with the two women.

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Officers found the SUV in an alley near the 500 block of West High Street and tried to follow him, but they were unsuccessful.

One of the women was able to escape the SUV and told police they owed the man money for drugs, the report said. The other woman was able to escape the man’s vehicle near the 300 block of West Columbia Street.

Neither the victims or witnesses along West High Street were able to provide more information about the suspect, the report said.

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