2 children kidnapped by masked men as parents pumped gas in Raeford, sheriff’s office says

2 children kidnapped by masked men as parents pumped gas in Raeford, sheriff’s office says

RAEFORD, NC (WNCN) — Two children were abducted while sitting in the back seat of a car by two masked men as their parents pumped gas in Raeford Tuesday night, the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday night.

The sheriff’s office said that at approximately 11 p.m., two masked adult men approached a person at a gas pump at the Lucky Stop gas station at 2196 Highway 401 Business. Deputies said that at the time of the approach, one adult was pumping gas while the other was paying.

“The two men were wearing black ski masks, black shirts, one with an “Air Jordan” logo printed on it, and black shoes. One of the male subjects was also wearing black pants, while the other may have been wearing gray pants,” the officers said.[They] approached a vehicle at the gas station while the victim was pumping fuel into their vehicle.”


The sheriff’s office said the victim’s two children were in the back seat of the car when one of the masked men pulled out a gun and entered the driver’s seat of the car.

At the same time, the other masked man aimed a firearm at the victim who was pumping gas before sitting in the passenger seat.

“The two masked men then drove off in the vehicle, with the two minors still in the back seat,” the sheriff’s office said.

Officers said the masked men drove a short distance toward Scurlock Elementary School before letting the two children outside a J+L Clover gas station at 685 Rockfish Road.

However, the men got away with the car and still have it at 7.30 pm on Wednesday.

The deputies have not released the identities of any of the four victims. However, CBS 17 confirmed that the children were girls.

However, they did say that the stolen car was a 2009 light blue Toyota Camry.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Detective Hoskins at (910) 479-3832 or the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 875-5111.


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