Police Investigate Early Morning Kidnapping In West Mesa Neighborhood

January 18, 2008

On January 18, 2008 at 5:45 am, the Mesa Police Department responded to the report of an alleged kidnapping in the 1200 block of East Elton Avenue.

According to a witness, three Hispanic males forced entry into a residence and confronted two victims, one a 29-year-old Hispanic male and the other a 20-year-old Hispanic male. At the time of the kidnapping, the suspects threatened the victims with a gun. The suspects bound the victims and took the keys to their vehicle. The victims were forced outside and into the victim's vehicle. The suspects and victims left the scene in the victim's vehicle, which has not been located up to this point in the investigation. The suspects in the case are described as three Hispanic males, medium build, possibly in their late twenties.

nvestigators do not believe that the kidnapping is a random act; however, details are not being released in order to preserve case integrity and follow up with any leads that may have developed. The victim's vehicle is described as a yellow 2003 Chevy Avalanche with an Arizona license plate number of 624-YZK and a black bed cover.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. Anyone who locates the victim's vehicle should call 911 immediately.



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