Georgia, September 11, 2013) Gwinnett County
Police Department officers responded to a report of a kidnapping at the
Bridgewater Apartments (1500 Ridge Brook Trail) in unincorporated Duluth at
about 6:15 AM on September 11, 2013. The
victim, an adult male, reported that he had been kidnapped from the complex at
about 1:30 AM that morning. He reported
that he arrived home from work at about 1:30 AM and was confronted by two young
black male suspects as he got out of his car.
The suspects ordered the victim back into the car at gunpoint and got in
suspects ordered the victim to get onto I85 South and after traveling a few
exits ordered him to pull over. The
victim was then forced into the back seat where he was pistol-whipped and
beaten as the suspects demanded access to his bank account. One of the suspects then got into the
driver’s seat and operated the vehicle while the second suspect remained in the
back with the victim. The suspect in the
back attempted to burn the victim with a cigarette lighter to gain the victim’s
suspects went to the Wells Fargo Bank ATM machine at 2349 Cheshire Bridge Road
and attempted to use the victim’s debit and credit cards with the PIN he
provided. Photos of this attempt are
included. The vehicle in the photos
belongs to the victim and is accounted for.
After obtaining money from the ATM, the suspects abandoned the victim
and his vehicle at an apartment complex in Atlanta.
the suspects fled, the victim was able to locate his car keys and drive
home. Upon arriving at home, the victim
and his brother called police. The
victim’s brother reported that the suspects had demanded a ransom from him
using the victim’s phone. The victim was
in the custody of the suspects for nearly five hours and was attacked several
times throughout. Although visibly
injured, the victim did not wish to be taken to a hospital and remained with
#1 was a black male, about 19 years old, 6’00” tall with an average build.
#2 was a black male, about 19 years old, 5’07” tall with an average build.
need the public’s help identifying the person in the attached photos. Anyone with information is asked to call GCPD
Robbery Unit detectives at 770-513-5326.
To remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS
(8477). Tipsters are eligible for a
$2000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.