A $10,000 reward is being offered for the search for a man who has been missing for nearly three months. He reported a kidnapping in Philadelphia.
On Thursday, March 31, at 2:15 a.m., police were called to a suspected kidnapping at 900 East Godfrey Street. When police arrived, witnesses met them and saw two armed men in black hooded sweatshirts get out of a black Ford SUV and kidnap a man later identified as Wei Um, 48. Stated. Witnesses said the men threw Um into an SUV and drove off.
Police said there had been no trace of Um since the abduction was reported, no evidence of her being on the phone or in the hospital, and no communication regarding access to her bank account or ransom.
On March 6, weeks before her disappearance, Um was robbed from Oxford Tavern, a bar run by her family and where she worked as a bartender, according to investigative sources. Um did not report the robbery, but police later released photos of people involved in the incident. Investigators have not said whether the key figure was also involved in Um’s reported kidnapping or whether the two incidents are linked.
“There are people who are concerned,” Civil Crime Commission Chairman John Appeldon told NBC10. “We have a community, we have friends, and of course the police. If you have any information, please call us. We want to know what happened.”
The Civil Crime Commission and the Philadelphia Police Department are offering a $10,000 reward for helping find Um.
“Money speaks for itself, and I hope it does this time,” Apeldrun said.
During an interview in March, Oxford Tavern guest Harold Smith described Um as a kind person.
“He’s one of the nicest people I’ve ever met in my life,” Smith said. “Way cares. That’s why it hurts us.”
If you have information about Um’s whereabouts, please call the Civil Crime Commission Anonymous Hotline at 215-546-TIPS or the Philadelphia Police Department at 215-686-TIPS.
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