Detectives with the Lemon Grove Sheriff's Station are reaching out to the public for help on a case in which a man was bound and kidnapped from his Spring Valley home by four assailants last June.
Investigators are looking for suspects the victim knew as “Red” or Jordan, Vanessa, Giovanni and Ricky or Ritchie, who beat the 24-year-old man, bound him with duct tape and trapped him in the trunk of his own car about 9 p.m. June 16 in Spring Valley.
The man was able to escape his captors by releasing the trunk latch of his Toyota Camry when the car was at a stop in San Ysidro. The victim was able to run to a nearby gas station for help, and the suspects fled in the car.
Suspect 1 is known as “Red,” but his name may be Jordan. He is described as white or white and Hispanic male about 21 years old. He’s about 6-feet-3, with a thin build. He has red hair, green eyes, and freckles.
Suspect 2 is known as Giovanni or Gio. He is described as a white or light-skinned Hispanic male, about 25 years old. He has brown hair, and is about 5-feet-6.
Suspect 3 is known as Ricky or Ritchie. The victim describes him as having a lazy eye. He is a Hispanic male with black hair, and is about 5-feet-8 with a stocky build.
Suspect 4 is known as Vanessa. She is described as a white female, about 5-feet-7, with thin build. She has long brown hair, brown eyes and is about 21 years old.
The victim told detectives he had met the group three days before the incident, and they were hanging out at his house when a fight erupted and he was assaulted and kidnapped. He suffered injuries from being beaten.
Authorities say the stolen car has not been located. It’s a black, four-door 1992 Toyota Camry with California license plate 6HQC712.
Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact authorities:
—Tipsters can provide details anonymously to CrimeStoppers at 888-580-8477. There is a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.