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Victims found safe following possible abduction, police say

Posted at 9:58 PM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-02 23:57:21-04

MILWAUKEE — **Update Thursday, July 2 10:57 p.m.**

The Milwaukee Police Department is reporting that the victims have been found safe.

Milwaukee Police need your help finding a woman they believe was abducted with two small children.

Surveillance video shows a woman Milwaukee Police believe is 6-8 months pregnant walking with two small children. The incident occurred Thursday afternoon at the McDonald’s at Teutonia and Villard.

A man in a dark blue Honda Civic with a missing back bumper came up behind the woman and grabbed her around the neck. Witnesses say he forced the woman into the car against her will. We showed people living nearby the video.

“I think it’s awful,” said Jackie who didn’t want to give her last name but lives in the neighborhood.

They were shocked this happened in the middle of the afternoon at what they say is a very busy McDonald’s.

“Its always packed down there at the McDonald’s,” said Jackie.

“He had to know her. He had to know her and that’s sad,” said Rose who also didn’t want to give her last name.

The man at first appears only worried about the woman as the children are left behind. The confused little kids go closer to the vehicle where the woman was forced. The man then grabs them and puts the children into the back seat.

“He should go to jail. They need to find them. It’s sad. It’s awful” said Rose.

Police are looking for someone who knows this woman. They believe she was abducted.

The victim is described by police as an African-American woman between 20-30 years old. She appears to be 6-8 months pregnant and was last seen wearing a white tank top and black pants with a white stripe down the side. She had her hair pulled back into a bun on the top of her head.

The suspect is described as an African-American man between 20 to 30 years old. He is approximately 5’8” to 6” tall. He was wearing a dark zip-up sweatshirt and white pants.

If you have any information about what happened you are urged to call the Milwaukee Police Department at (414) 935-7405, or call Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-TIPS.

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