Pueblo Police: Mother kidnapped for ransom during home invasion

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PUEBLO, Colo. — Police in Pueblo are trying to find more information about several intruders who reportedly kidnapped a woman from her home Friday evening.

According to Pueblo Crime Stoppers, police responded to a call regarding a disturbance at the home on the 2900 block of Ontario Street at about 7:25 p.m. When officers arrived, they found a man who had been beaten.

The man told police that three males with guns broke into their home and forced the family’s two children, ages 2 and 5, into a closet.

Officers said the men then took the couple into another room where they assaulted the man and then kidnapped his 26-year-old wife. The suspects took off in a 2005 grey Dodge Magnum, according to police.

Authorities began an immediate search for the woman and the vehicle. Police spotted the car hours later unoccupied.

Several officers were involved in tracking down leads and watching specific locations throughout the evening. Detectives were also in contact with the suspects, who demanded a ransom from the man for his wife’s return, according to authorities.

At about 7 a.m. Saturday, police received information regarding the woman’s whereabouts.  Shortly after, officers found the woman walking along the interstate north of Pueblo.

The woman was taken to the hospital with no physical injuries.

No arrests have been made in the case, and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this crime should call Pueblo Police at 553-2502 or Pueblo Crime Stoppers at 542-7867.


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