Police Investigate Early Morning Kidnapping In West Mesa
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