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Nanaimo RCMP arrest four following abduction report

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
November 12th, 2014

RCMP in Nanaimo have arrested four adults after getting a report of a possible abduction Tuesday (November 11).

RCMP received a 9-1-1 call approximately 4 p.m., after a witness saw four to five persons wearing masks, attempting to force two males into a grey Toyota Sienna. 

The victim was located several hours later with non-life threatening injuries. A second male managed to escape by running from his attackers.
Investigation identified two suspect vehicles.

A newer model Toyota Sienna rented from a car rental car rental agency in Surrey and a GMC Terrain rented locally.

This information coupled with video surveillance from the business, lead officers to a home on Jingle Pot Rd. At approximately 9 pm, a GMC Terrain was seen arriving at the home but sped off when officers approached.

Several hours later, three males and one female were arrested at the home and taken into custody.

While at the residence, the abducted male arrived on foot. He was transported to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for his injuries and later released.
The home has been secured and investigators are waiting for a search warrant to enter and gather evidence. The second male has also been identified and was located unharmed. The four persons in custody, ranging in ages from 20 to 38, were all arrested in connection with the kidnapping but no formal charges have been laid. The two victims range in age from 17 to 31.
“It is only early in the investigation however officers believe this incident has a drug connection. When the home in question is searched, more information should come to light to assist in understanding why this occurred, “said Constable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.

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