VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. – The Latest on the search for two suspects in the abduction of a woman from her Alabama home (all times local):
Police in Alabama say they're asking the U.S. Marshals Service to help in the hunt for a Missouri couple after a gunman entered a home and forced a woman into the family's SUV, which was then stolen.
Vestavia Hills police Lt. Kevin York tells The Associated Press the Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force will be asked to help search for the suspects in the Sunday morning home invasion.
Alabama authorities have warrants charging Joplin, Missouri, residents Blake Fitzgerald and Brittany Harper with kidnapping and theft. Both are 31 years old.
Police say Fitzgerald entered the home through an open garage door, said he was having car trouble, then pulled a gun and demanded the vehicle. York says the woman was later released unharmed about 10 miles away.
Police in a Birmingham, Alabama, suburb are searching for a Missouri couple after they say a gunman entered a home and forced a woman into the family's SUV, which was then stolen.
Vestavia Hills police said in a statement that the suspects later dropped the abducted woman off at a hospital following the Sunday morning home invasion.
Police say the male suspect had entered the home through a garage door, said he was having car trouble and then pulled gun and demanded the vehicle.
Police said they're searching for the stolen SUV — a 2010 silver Ford Edge.
Police said warrants have been issued for two suspects, identified as Joplin, Missouri, residents Blake Fitzgerald and Brittany Harper, both 31, who both face kidnapping and theft charges.