Portage la Prairie RCMP is asking for the public's help in locating three suspects after a robbery and kidnapping were reported.
The incident happened on Provincial Road 227 in the RM of Westlake-Gladstone on Saturday, October 1st at 4:30 a.m. One man was sleeping in a truck while the other was asleep in the attached camper. Three men opened the door and yelled at the victim to get out of the truck. He was assaulted and threatened with a firearm. The three got inside the truck, ran over the victim, and took off. They were aware of the other man still in the camper.
Officers tracked down the truck and camper near the intersection of Highway 16 and Highway 50. The suspects took off, but the 69-year-old man from India in the camper was found safe. The other man, a 33-year-old, was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The three men are described as Hispanic or Indigenous, wearing dark clothing. One had a large build and was wearing a dark-coloured mask over his face.
Police are asking anyone with information to please call Portage la Prairie RCMP at 204-857-4445, call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.