Gunmen kidnap man at Florida Mall, deputies say

By Daniel Dahm, Managing Editor of ClickOrlando.com, ddahm@clickorlando.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 09:30:30 PM EST
Updated On: Dec 23 2013 02:10:52 PM EST

A man kidnapped, beaten and robbed was the victim of a targeted attack and knew the assailants, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

ORLANDO, Fla. -

A man kidnapped, beaten and robbed was the victim of a targeted attack and knew the assailants, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

The incident began around 9:30 p.m. Sunday at the Florida Mall at 8001 S. Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando.

According to deputies, three gunmen kidnapped the man from a bus stop outside the Sears store at the mall.  The man was taken to a house, where the gunmen, one of whom had a shotgun, beat him up and robbed him, according to deputies, who also said the man was forced to withdraw money from an ATM.

The man said he was dropped off around 4 a.m. Monday at a 7-Eleven near Boggy Creek Road and Tradeport Drive in southeast Orlando.

The victim suffered minor injuries, including scratches and abrasions on his head and body, deputies said.

A detailed description of the assailants was not known.  They were believed to be driving a white, older model Mazda SUV.

An investigation is ongoing.

Watch Local 6 News and stay with ClickOrlando.com for more on this story.

Comments

The views expressed are not those of clickorlando.com, WKMG or its affiliated companies. This is a community moderated forum (Please note the 'Flag' button). By posting your comments you agree to accept our Terms Of service
blog comments powered by Disqus