By Lethbridge Herald on July 16, 2015.
Lethbridge Regional Police Service is investigating a possible abduction after a report was received of a man at Henderson Lake being assaulted and forced into a vehicle Tuesday night.
Tuesday at approximately 10:44 p.m., police responded to Henderson Lake after a citizen reported what he believed to be an assault and abduction. The man reported he was on the east side of the lake when he passed by a man sitting on a bench near the cannon. He observed the man get up and approach three other men who were walking towards him. The man from the bench reportedly struck one of the other man, and a physical altercation ensued.
The victim was allegedly struck multiple times before the man from the bench grabbed him and forced him into a black pick-up truck. One of the other men got into the truck and it left the scene southbound on East Parkside Drive. The report also indicated man from the bench got into an orange car and the remaining man got into a small, silver car. Both vehicles followed the truck south on East Parkside Drive.
One subjects, the man from the bench, has been described as possibly Aboriginal, about 60, with a belly and short black hair shaved up the sides. He was wearing a black shirt with white and coloured writing and left the area in an orange car, possibly a Dodge, with bright halogen headlights.
The second man was described as having possibly dark skin, wearing all dark clothing. He left the area in a small silver car.
No description was given for the third man, who the witness stated left the area driving a newer model, black four-door pick-up truck that had a small, short-haired dog inside.
The other subject, the victim who was reportedly punched and forced into the truck, was described as a Caucasian male, with blond hair, a chubby face and husky build. He was wearing jeans and a white shirt.
Police are working to determine exactly what happened and confirm the well-being of the man who was driven away in the black truck. To date, investigative efforts to identify or locate the parties involved have been unsuccessful, police added.
Investigation in the matter is ongoing and police are asking anyone who was in the area and may have seen the males, or has other information about this incident, to come forward.
Contact police by calling 403-328-4444 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at http://www.tipsubmit.com
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