Man, 20, reportedly abducted, forced to withdraw money from ATMs in St. Joseph County

A 20-year-old man was reportedly abducted and forced to withdraw money from ATMs late Sunday night, May 23, in St. Joseph County.

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Office released the following information:

At approximately 11:45 p.m. Sunday night, County Police were called out to 53400 block of Bajer Lane for a call of a missing person/possible abduction. Complainant reported her 20-year son was last seen in his vehicle in front of her house around 10:00 p.m. accompanied by an unknown male. Complainant reported that she had been unable to contact her son since then. Complaint also stated that she could see online that he had withdrawn money from his account in three transactions.

Approximately 11:56 p.m. South Bend Police located the victim’s vehicle near Leland and Riverside in South Bend. Victim told police he had been forced at gunpoint to drive to various ATM locations and to take out money. He stated that the suspect had also made him drive to a gas station. Victim stated he had taken out money of an ATM 3 times and gave the suspect the money. The victim also stated at least two male blacks were involved, one who rode in victim’s car with him, and at least one other in a silver Dodge Charger.

County Police Detectives are currently investigating this incident. Anyone with information about this incident or the silver Dodge Charger is asked to call County Police Detectives at 574-235-9611 or Crime Stoppers at 288-STOP.

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Randy May 24, 2021 at 4:34 pm

Thieves are targetting younger people because they are less likely to be carrying a firearm. Cowards!!

dogondog May 24, 2021 at 5:42 pm

sounds to me like a drug debt that was forced to be paid!


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