Questions remain after abducted man found

Police investigated the abduction of Russell Lowe, a Continental Barber Shop employee, on Tuesday, January 3.
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A man abducted from a Pelham Bay area barbershop has been found, but questions remain over his brief disappearance.

Russell Lowe, 34, a resident of the 45th Precinct area, was kidnapped at around 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3 from the Continental Barber Shop at 2948 Wilkerson Avenue, according to a NYPD spokesperson.

Witnesses said a group of unknown Hispanic males in their twenties or thirties abducted Lowe from the barbershop and forced him into 2014 black Toyota Sienna with New York license plates.

Witnesses said one of the men was armed, according to police.

The Toyota then traveled southbound on Westchester Avenue. Police were alerted when an eyewitness called 911.

Lowe eventually reached out to the police to let them know he was home and not in any danger and the kidnapping investigation has been nixed, according to police.

“The individual initially contacted police by telephone and later met with police,” an NYPD spokesman stated on Wednesday, January 4.

Reach Reporter Arthur Cusano at (718) 742–4584. E-mail him at acusano@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @arthurcusano.
Russell Lowe, 34, of the Bronx, was allegedly abducted from a Pelham Bay barbershop Tuesday, January 3 but was located unharmed later that day by police.
Courtesy of NYPD

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