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Police: Man may have been abducted
LOCKLAND, Ohio (Angenette Levy) -- A 72-year-old business owner went to the bank Friday to pick up cash and disappeared, leading police to believe he may have been abducted.
James Rolman, 72, went to the U.S. Bank on Williams Street around 11:30 a.m. He left with a large amount of money and once outside a surveillance camera captured images of a man approaching Rolman's car. The man got into Rolman's 2013 Ford Taurus.
"Upon him leaving the bank it looks like he was approached by a male, white, in blue shirt with tennis shoes on and it looked like the subject did get into the vehicle with him. His cellphone was turned off so contact has not been able to be made nor has the cellphone pinging been able to be done," said Sgt. Chris Bundren of the Lockland Police Dept.
Police cannot say whether Rolman knew the man who approached his car. Rolman is a co-owner of the David Hirschberg Steel Company in Lockland. Barbara Brumley lives a couple of doors down from the business.
"It's crazy, it's unbelievable because he seems like he's such a nice man and everything. You see him on his little golf cart riding from there to back here and back and he'd wave. Really a nice man," Brumley said.
The description of Rolman's vehicle was plastered on signs along interstates. Saturday morning, members of Texas Equusearch plan to search Lockland for Rolman's car.
"Whether it be foot searchers or if we have to start putting people behind the windshield to maybe help them look for the car also we're willing to do whatever it takes to help bring this gentleman home," said Dave Rader, president of the local Texas Equusearch chapter.
Rolman is a husband and father. His family did not want to comment Friday night. Employees at the business also declined comment. A police officer said people are very concerned about Rolman. He has always been willing to help people in the area.
Rolman's car is a 2013 silver Ford Taurus with Ohio license plate FTM 4893.
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