Woman, grandson abducted outside Georgetown church

GEORGETOWN | A Georgetown woman and her 4-year-old grandson were abducted by two men outside the First Baptist Church at about 7:30 p.m., said Capt. Nelson Brown of the Georgetown Police Department.

After they left Wednesday night services, the woman put her grandson in the car and was walking to her side of the car when she was approached by two men, at least one of whom was brandishing a handgun, Brown said.

The men ordered the woman into the car and forced her to drive them to the vicinity of Wachovia Bank on Front Street. They asked her for her purse, which she gave to them, Brown said.

He said it had between $9 and $11 in cash in it.

At the area of the bank, the two men got out of the car and into another vehicle, leaving the woman and her grandson unhurt.

Brown said the two victims were traumatized, but OK.

"They're in good spirits," he said.

Brown said it strikes him as unusual that someone would abduct a woman and small child for just a purse.

For the offense, he said they face life in prison.

"This is a kidnapping," he said, "a carjacking and armed robbery."

Brown said police have some leads in the case.