4 suspects on the loose after tying up brothers during home invasion

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by azfamily.com

Video report by Jill Galus

Posted on February 27, 2014 at 6:18 AM

Updated Monday, Mar 3 at 7:11 AM

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PHOENIX -- Phoenix police are searching for four suspects in an early morning kidnapping and armed home invasion. Investigators said the suspects followed the victim home.

It happened at 11th and Glendale avenues at about 3:30 a.m. Thursday.

According to police, the victim thought he was being followed as he drove home. He was correct. When he pulled into his driveway, the suspects jumped into his car and held him at gunpoint, taking him to several banks and forcing him to withdraw money from ATMs.

"When they pulled the gun out,  I, honestly, when the car was in motion, I kind of wanted to just jump out -- at 40 miles per hour. Maybe do a little tumble roll ... stunt devil action," Mark Serdenia told 3TV's Jill Galus. "When we went from ATM to ATM, especially at the Chevron, they were gonna, if I was gonna run, they'd pull the trigger."

The suspects then returned to Serdenia's home and once inside, they tied up him and his brother.

Serdenia and his brother said the suspects ransacked their home and stole a variety of items from the home, including two cars -- a Mercedes with the license plate 695PWZ and Lexus with the license plate BAG7184.

Police say Serdenia and his brother were bound for about 30 minutes before freeing themselves and calling for help. Neither one of the brothers was seriously injured.

Serdenia and his brother, both of whom are in their 20s, told detectives that they do not know the suspects and had never seen them before.

Investigators say if you are ever in a situation in which you think somebody is following you, you should pay attention to those instincts and keep moving until you call the police.

"If you believe that you are being followed in a situation like this, it might even be a domestic-violence situation, continue to drive and call 911 so that officers can respond to the scene before you come to a stop and they can then contact the person or people that you believe is following you," Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson said.

At this point, detectives have not released descriptions of the four suspects, saying only that they are armed and dangerous.

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