McAllen Police Crack Kidnapping Case, Still Searching For Sixth Suspect
MCALLEN - McAllen police are still investigating a kidnapping that occurred election day. Kidnapping is a crime that continues to grow in Hidalgo.
"The taking of person's by force for remuneration, that cannot be a business, that cannot be a crime that is tolerated in our community," said Chief Victor Rodriguez, McAllen Police Chief.
The kidnapping involved a 19 year old male from McAllen. Today he is safe at home with his parents. Police found him yesterday dropped off in rural Hidalgo County on Highway 88 and 107.
He was taken on Tuesday around 5:00 p.m. by at least five men.
"This group of five accosted the victim, and took him by force, took his personal property, took him first and foremost to the area of Palmview," said Chief Rodriguez.
Police were notified of the crime on Wednesday, when the family was called by the suspects demanding money. Police immediately started their investigation, learning the suspect and his 2006 BMW were both taken.
Police found the BMW in Mission, but not the victim. It wasn't until a picture taken from a network of city cameras was found that police cracked the case.
"That is the suspect vehicle, behind the victim's vehicle at the time of the kidnapping," said Chief Rodriguez as he hold a picture in his hand.
Through this picture they found five of the suspects, and the name of a sixth. The sixth they believe is a man by the name of Chacho, and he drives a black Escalade.
If you have any information on who this suspect might be, please call McAllen Crime Stoppers at 956-687-8477.
"So we are hoping we can bring attention to this through our legislators and that we make this a crime that receives the ultimate punishment each and every time that it happens," said Chief Rodriguez.
The five suspects will be facing several charges.