Leduc RCMP charge man in kidnapping and theft of vehicle investigation

On the evening of Monday, August 1, 2016, at approximately 8:38 P.M., members of the Leduc RCMP Detachment were dispatched to a report...

  • Aug. 3, 2016 8:00 a.m.

Submitted by Leduc RCMP

On the evening of Monday, August 1, 2016, at approximately 8:38 P.M., members of the Leduc RCMP Detachment were dispatched to a report of a stolen vehicle and a possible case of unlawful confinement.

A 24-year-old Edmonton woman was lured to a residence located in a south side neighbourhood in Edmonton where her ex-boyfriend, another man and a woman pushed the victim into the back of her own vehicle and drove away. The victim was driven to an isolated location in south Edmonton where she was threatened with physical harm if she did not repay an amount of money which she owed allegedly to one of her abductors.

The group then drove the victim to another location south of Edmonton before finally stopping in the parking lot of a restaurant in Leduc where the victim was able to escape from the vehicle and call police.

Upon arriving at the restaurant, members of the Leduc RCMP Detachment were able to remove the victim to safety and secure the victim’s vehicle. One of the suspects was apprehended while the two other suspects fled the scene prior to the arrival of the police.

Charged with several offences relating to this incident is 30-year-old, Gregory Zinck of Edmonton. He is to appear in Provincial Court in Edmonton on Thursday, August 11 on the following charges:

Kidnaping

Unlawful Confinement

Theft of Motor Vehicle

Fail to Comply with Probation (x2)

The RCMP is continuing its investigation into this incident and is looking for your help. If you have any information about this incident, please call the Leduc RCMP Detachment at 780-980-7267, or if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers. At Crime Stoppers, you do not need to reveal your identity. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to Call Display, Call Trace or tape any phone calls. If your information leads to an arrest, you may qualify for a cash award up to $2,000.00. We want your tip, not your name. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

 

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