UPDATE Police ask for public's help to find kidnapping victimPosted: Updated:
UPDATE -- Thursday, June 18:
PHOENIX -- Investigators are asking for help from the community to find a kidnapping victim.
The victim has been identified as Ivan Ibarra Garcia, 24, 5 feet 4 inches tall, 160 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.
If anyone saw or heard something or has any information about this incident, they are encouraged to call the Phoenix Police Department, Violent Crimes Bureau at (602) 262-6141 or SILENT WITNESS at 480- WITNESS. For Spanish, call 480-TESTIGO.
Man kidnapped by group of armed suspects in Phoenix -- Wednesday, June 17
PHOENIX -- Phoenix police officers are searching for a man who was kidnapped by a group of armed suspects Tuesday night.
Investigators believe the man is possibly a car salesman or has a few dealerships in the Valley and may have been targeted because of his money.
Man kidnapped in Phoenix
Phoenix police search for kidnapped man - Phoenix police investigators say a kidnapped man may have been targeted because of his money.
Investigators say the man was taken Tuesday night around 8 p.m. near 29th Avenue and Roosevelt Street after five armed Hispanic men surrounded him.
"The victim was also accompanied with a second male that was holding a child," according to Officer Luis Samudio with the Phoenix Police Department. "The second male, we believe, wasn't taken because he was holding a small child. Throughout the night the victim's family continued to receive ransom phone calls, wanting some cash in return of the victim."
The second male recognized one of the suspects and led police to a house near 28th Avenue and Taylor Street, but police did not find the victim there Wednesday morning.
Police have one suspect in custody.
The victim's name has not been released.>