WINNIPEG – NEWS – RCMP in Manitoba are hunting down three suspects in a kidnapping and assault case.
RCMP report, on October 1, 2022, at approximately 4:30 am, Portage la Prairie RCMP responded to a robbery and kidnapping that occurred on Provincial Road 227, in the RM of Westlake-Gladstone.
Two males were travelling in a truck with a camper, when they stopped for the night on PR 227, off Highway 16, in the RM of Westlake-Gladstone. One male was sleeping in the truck and the other male was sleeping in the camper. At 4:30 am, three males opened the door and yelled at the victim to get out of the vehicle. The male victim was assaulted and threatened with a firearm. The males got inside the truck and ran over the victim as they fled in the truck and camper.
The suspects were aware that there was a male inside the camper when they fled.
Officers located the truck and camper and short time later near the intersection of Highway 16 and Highway 50. The suspects had fled but the victim, a 69-year-old male from India, was located safe inside the camper.
The other victim, a 33-year-old male was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The suspects are described as male and possibly Hispanic or Indigenous, wearing dark clothing.
One male had a large build and was wearing a dark coloured mask over his face.
Police are asking for anyone with information to please call Portage la Prairie RCMP at 204-857-4445, call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.