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Kidnapping In Richmond Thwarted By Passerby

08/14/2013 04:57 EDT | Updated 10/14/2013 05:12 EDT
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RICHMOND, B.C. - The Vancouver-area RCMP are crediting a quick-thinking passerby for thwarting a kidnapping.

A news release says police were called in Richmond by a member of the public who saw what he believed was a kidnapping in progress.

The person reported seeing four suspicious-looking men approach another man, put his son into a vehicle and handcuff the man.

RCMP officers caught up with the vehicle and arrested two men for kidnapping, and they also found a handgun.

The news release says investigators believed the incident was targeted, but they don't believe it was related to gangs.

Several charges including kidnapping and forcible confinement with a firearm have been laid against 27-year-old Donald Ryan Stalker of Richmond and 19-year-old Raymong Truong of Burnaby, while the police are still looking for two other suspects.

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