PHILADELPHIA, P.A. (HOLMESBURG)
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Two men have been arrested and charged in connection to a robbery/abduction that happened last week in the Holmesburg section of the city. A report from 6 ABC ACTION NEWS said, the incident began on Friday afternoon on February 4th.
30-year old, George Pollydore and 52-year old, Anthony Clark, were allegedly the two assailants who abducted the 45-year old male as he was on his way to work. The two men allegedly robbed and assaulted the victim, before taking him to his home on the 4600 block of Decatur Street. The victim’s wife and 10-month old son were restrained inside of the house, along with the victim, while the family was robbed of more cash and other items.
The District Attorney’s office said the pair stayed in the family’s home. Holding them against their will. Officials say the victim’s father went to the house to check on his son on Sunday Feb. 6. He ended up getting assaulted and robbed by the pair. A family member went to check on the family the same day. She received the same treatment from the robbers, who were now responsible for abducting (5) five people, and holding them against their will.
On Sunday night the robbers drove the 45-year old “first victim” to Rivers Casino in Fishtown. Police say the robbers were attempting to destroy evidence. They abandoned the vehicle and the victim there. Police say Clark went to the TD Bank on the 6600 block of Frankford Avenue on Monday morning, and attempted to withdraw funds from the family’s account. A suspicious teller called police, who came and took Clark into custody at the bank. Pollydore was arrested by police two days later. Both men have been charged with kidnapping, Aggravated Assault, Robbery, Conspiracy, Possession Of An Instrument Of Crime, Simple Assault, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Terroristic Threats, Unlawful Restraint, False Imprisonment, Felony-3 Theft, F-3 Receipt Of Stolen Property, VUFA, and more……
The Da’s Office has asked that both men be held without bail. Police say they may be searching for additional suspects in the crime.