A former Baltimore firefighter and a pizza deliveryman have reported being abducted from their cars and robbed, police said.
Police said that neither victim was seriously injured and that they have no suspects.
Mark E. Carberry, 37, of the 200 block of Atholgate Lane, told police he was accosted at gunpoint about 8 p.m. Tuesday while stopped in his car at West North Avenue and North Monroe Street.
The gunman and two other assailants forced him to drive around
for several hours before forcing him into the trunk of the car, police said.
They said that Mr. Carberry at one point managed to escape from the trunk of his 1986 Toyota Cressida but that he was recaptured, pistol-whipped and put in the back seat of the vehicle.
The assailants took him to an isolated area of a railroad yard near the 2600 block of Presbury Street, where he was again struck on the head with a handgun and also was lashed to a tree with duct tape, police said.
Mr. Carberry was able to free himself and notify police.
He said that as many as five assailants participated in the abduction. They got $6 in cash from him, he added.
Police said his car was recovered about 3 a.m. in the 1600 block of West North Avenue, about two blocks from where he was abducted.
Mr. Carberry, an 18-year veteran with the city Fire Department, resigned in November after violating the department's substance abuse program, said Tyrone Wallace, executive secretary to the fire board.
The second abduction victim, Leoeidas Fowlkes, 31, of the 5400 block of Denmore Avenue, told police he was accosted about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday after making a pizza delivery for Valley Pizza at an apartment in the 3300 block of Dorithan Road.
Mr. Fowlkes said two men, one brandishing a handgun, forced him to drive his 1979 Buick to the 3400 block of Edgewood Road, where they robbed him of $85 and placed him in the trunk of the car.
He said he managed to free himself and contact police.