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Suspects sought in Lethbridge after man assaulted, kidnapped and forced to participate in another home invasion

Lethbridge police are investigating after a man was assaulted, kidnapped and forced to participate in a home invasion.
Lethbridge police are investigating after a man was assaulted, kidnapped and forced to participate in a home invasion. Global News

Lethbridge police are looking for five males after an incident where a man was assaulted, kidnapped and forced to participate in another home invasion.

On Sept. 10, five males entered a home along the 1200 block of 22 Street North looking for another male.

That male wasn’t home, but the group began “interrogating an acquaintance,” according to a news release issued by police on Thursday.

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The 28-year-old was assaulted and forced outside into a waiting vehicle. The group drove to a second address along Jerry Potts Boulevard and removed the victim and forced him to knock on the door.

When a woman answered the door the group forced their way into the home. One male forced the woman into the wall by grabbing her neck, while another assailant, armed with a baseball bat, searched the home.

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When the group didn’t find the male they were looking for they fled and returned to the home on the north side.

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The victim was able to escape a short time later.

The suspects are described as having accents and dark hair. One may have been wearing all black clothing and a black hat. He had short facial hair and dreadlocks.

Another is described as having dark hair with a chin strap type beard. He may have been wearing a white, long-sleeved shirt.

The investigation into the matter is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact police at 403-328-4444 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.