Man Abducted From Center City, Forced to Try to Withdraw Money from West Philly Bank

The teller called 911 after the victim told him he was being robbed. The suspects fled before police arrived.

A man was abducted while leaving his Center City work site, driven to a bank in West Philadelphia by two men where they attempted to force him to withdraw money from the teller.

The incident happened last Thursday. Police say the victim left his work site at 1919 Market Street — where this building is going up — where he was met by a man he only knows by the nickname “P.” That man, who said he was armed with a handgun, forced him into a black four-door Audi driven by a male accomplice. They drove to the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union at 54th and Cedar streets, where the suspect attempted to have the victim withdraw cash.

The victim was able to communicate to the teller that he was being robbed, and police were called. Nothing was taken in the incident.

Surveillance footage from attempted robbery at bank released by Philadelphia Police

Still from surveillance footage (Courtesy Philadelphia Police)

Cops say the suspect signed himself into the credit union as Maleek Scott.

Anyone with information is asked to call Central Detectives at 215-686-3093. Anonymous tips can also be called in to 215.686.8477, texted to 773847 or submitted online. Police say all tips are confidential.

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