Gwinnett Police are seeking two men who they say kidnapped a man from his apartment complex in unincorporated Duluth early Wednesday, beat him, and withdrew funds from his bank account.
According to a police news release, the victim was abducted about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday (Sept. 11) after returning home from work at his apartment complex, the Bridgewater Apartments on Ridge Brook Trail.
The suspects ordered the victim back into his car at gunpoint and ordered him to drive onto I-85 South, police said. After a short time, the suspects ordered him to pull over, and forced the man into the back seat. Then he was pistol-whipped and beaten as the suspects demanded access to his bank account.
Eventually, the suspects drove to a Wells Fargo on Cheshire Bridge Road and withdrew money using a PIN that the victim provided. After obtaining money, the suspects abandoned the vehicle and the victim.
The victim was able to drive home, at which time he and his brother called police. The victim's brother also reported that the suspects demanded a ransom using the victim's phone.
The victim was in the suspects' custody for about five hours, and was attacked several times, police said. Despite visible injuries, the suspect did not want to be hospitalized, and remained with family.
Police are seeking two black males about 19 years old in connection with this case. One male is thought to be about 6 feet tall, the other about 5-foot-7, both with average builds.
Detectives need the public’s help identifying the person in the attached photos. Anyone with information is asked to call the Gwinnett Police Robbery Unit at 770-513-5326.
Anonymous tipsters should call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477). Tipsters are eligible for a $2,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.
This information was obtained from Gwinnett Police. It does not indicate a conviction. Questions should be directed to email@example.com.