Reporting Mike Hellgren
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police are searching for one of two men accused of snatching an 8-year-old boy off the street near his home in West Baltimore with plans to hold the boy for ransom.
Mike Hellgren reports police say more than two men may be involved. They say the motive is money.
Eight-year-old Darrick Charles Brown survived a terrifying ordeal. He was snatched from outside his home in West Baltimore, thrown in the trunk of a car and left at an abandoned house on Lyndhurst Street, where Helen Jones found him.
“I happened to see a man come out the house, get into a green car and pull off. The little boy came out a few minutes later,” Jones said.
His family says he’s home and he’s OK.
“At some point, somewhere along the way, the suspects are familiar with the family,” said Donny Moses, Baltimore City Police.
“I have no idea. We don’t know anything. We’re just happy that he’s home,” said a family member.
Police have one man in custody and are searching for another, Raheem Taylor, who has a lengthy arrest record on drug charges.
Jones is just glad she was watching WJZ, heard the description and acted on it.
“Such a pretty little thing and he was not afraid at all,” Jones said.
Charges are pending against the man in custody. Police have not released his name.
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