Driver Dropped Off Unharmed In Westport
BALTIMORE -- A pharmaceutical delivery employee was abducted, according to police, who said the culprits eventually stole his truck and narcotics that were inside.
It occurred Monday morning when the employee was at a pharmacy on Pratt Street. Police said three people approached the employee, tossed him into the back of the truck and drove off with the employee still in the back.
They later stopped near the Howard Uniform Company at Annapolis Road and Clare Street in Westport.
Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the robbers unloaded 87 crates of narcotics into a private vehicle and drove off, leaving the driver, who called 911 and was found unharmed.
Guglielmi said police are working with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the FBI to investigate the case. Investigators said they believe the robbers likely knew what was in the truck or what was being delivered to the pharmacy.
"We assume that they are going to sell them illegally, and sell them on the street," Guglielmi said. "But obviously, these are narcotics, these are dangerous substances. If you sell them without going through the medical process, people are going to get hurt. We are optimistic that with our federal partners, we will recover the drugs and prosecute the individuals involved."
Anyone with information is asked to call the Baltimore City Police Department.
WBAL-TV 11 News
December 14, 2010
Police: Robbers Abduct Pharmaceutical Worker, Steal Drugs