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Police in Memphis, Tennessee are on the trail of two suspects involved in the kidnapping of a mother and her 1-year-old son this week.
According to a post from the Memphis Police Department, officers responded to a call after a mother and son were released after becoming victims of a chilling robbery scheme, Fox News reported.
The men, who have not been identified, approached the mother in a Target parking lot while loading groceries into his vehicleindicated the publication.
The report states that the suspects, who were armed with a pistol, they forced the mother and her 1-year-old son into a car.
The suspects took their victims to Regions Bank about a half-mile down Highway 64 in a suburb outside of Memphis, forcing the woman to withdraw $800 from an ATM. The captors later released the woman and child.
The suspects were seen on surveillance footage at a Walmart before the kidnapping, while authorities offered a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest.
The incident occurs amid the commotion in Memphis over the kidnapping of a local teacher who was forced into a vehicle when she was jogging early Friday morning, reported FOX 13.
Elizabeth Fletcher, 35, She was jogging shortly before 4:30 a.m. Friday near the University of Memphis when she was abducted and forced into a midsize pickup truck.Memphis police said.
The woman was described as 5 feet 6 inches and 137 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. Currently the authorities are carrying out an operation and gathering information to find the whereabouts of the teacher.
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