MIDDLETOWN PELHAM BAY, the Bronx — The image and identity of a 34-year-old man dragged from a Bronx barber shop and kidnapped by armed men was released by police searching for the victim Wednesday.
Russell Lowe was forcibly taken by a group of men, at least one of whom had a firearm, from 2936 Wilkinson Ave. around 2:11 p.m. Tuesday, police said.
The assailants put Lowe into a 2014 black Toyota Sienna with New York license plates and fled southbound on Westchester Avenue, according to police.
Lowe was initially followed by a group of men before entering the Continental Grooming Salon, where they demanded his money, police sources said Tuesday.
He attempted to hide in a bathroom when the group, described by police as men in their 20s and 30s, allegedly broke in, grabbed him and took off.
Lowe, a Bronx resident, is described as standing 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds, with medium complexion, black hair and brown eyes.
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