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Video of Ripken abduction suspect released

A composite drawing of the suspect in the abduction of Violet R. Ripken. (Aberdeen Police Department)

Lacey Mason, wtop.com

WASHINGTON – Aberdeen police have released video of a suspect in the July abduction of Cal Ripken Jr.’s mother.

Vi Ripken, the 74-year-old mother of the Hall of Fame infielder, told police she was abducted at gunpoint from her house last week, blindfolded and driven around. She was found bound but unharmed in her car last Wednesday.

Police say they don’t have a motive and are exploring several theories for the abduction. They say they’re still investigating it as a "forced abduction not related to any medical or health conditions."

Video of the suspect was taken at a store in Anne Arundel County. A man wearing an orange hat is seen entering the store, walking around and then leaving.

The Aberdeen Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the suspect. Anyone with information can call 410-836-5436.

Metro Crime Stoppers in Maryland and Harford County Crime Solvers also are offering up to $2,000 in rewards for information that leads to a conviction.

Watch the video below to see the suspect.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. Follow Lacey Mason and WTOP on Twitter.

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