PUEBLO, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Pueblo are investigating a kidnapping of a woman who was later apparently held for ransom.

According to police, at approximately 7:25 p.m. on Friday officers responded to a disturbance call in the 2900 block of Ontario Street. When they arrived they found a man who had been beaten.

“The victim said three males with guns forced their way inside his home and took his two children, ages two and five, and put them in a closet,” police said in a statement. “They then took him and his 26-year-old wife into another room where they assaulted him before kidnapping his wife and leaving in his vehicle.”

Police immediately began searching for the suspects and found the victim’s vehicle unoccupied within a few hours.

“Throughout the evening numerous officers from various sections of the police department were involved in tracking down leads, watching specific locations and writing warrants,” police said.

Police started a dialogue with the suspects when they contacted the man and demanded a ransom for the return of his wife.

Police received information on the whereabouts of the kidnapped woman just after 7 a.m. on Saturday. They found her north of Pueblo walking. They said she was distraught after 12 hours in captivity.

“The female victim was transported to a local hospital with no physical injuries,” police said.

Additional Information From Pueblo Police

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, you are urged to call Pueblo Police at (553-2502) or Pueblo Crime Stoppers @ 542-STOP (542-7867). You can also visit their site at www.pueblocrimestoppers.com. If your information leads to a felony arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.


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