RCMP search for suspects in kidnapping and torture

 Video:  The RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying four suspects from a video taken in metro Vancouver.  

RCMP in B.C. are remaining tight-lipped about a series of kidnappings that have occurred across the province, including one involving a Fort St. John resident.

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A 33 year-old Fort St. John man was kidnapped and assaulted on Jan. 13, 2009. He was tortured and mutilated but Sergeant Shinder Kirk says details of his injuries aren’t being released.

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Kirk was also not able to provide an update as to the man’s current condition, simply saying he did survive the attack.

He says police believe the kidnappings are related to the drug trade and gang activity across the province, adding that more victims probably haven’t come forward.

Police released very little information when the attack first happened only saying a male was seriously hurt and was in hospital.

RCMP have provided a security video that can be viewed above that was taken from an undisclosed location in Metro Vancouver. Kirk says the hope is that anyone who recognizes the people from the video will come forward.

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Anyone with information in regards to these kidnappings is asked to contact Vancouver Island Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit Investigators at 1-855-229-6255 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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