WATCH ABOVE: Calgary police have charged two men in a bizarre incident that includes a man being held against his will in a home in northeast Calgary. Global’s Jill Croteau reports.
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CALGARY – A 19-year-old man and a young female have been charged in connection to an unlawful confinement and robbery that took place in Calgary’s northeast Wednesday.
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Police were called to the 100 block of Coventry Road N.E. at about 4 p.m. after a “partially bound, injured man” ran out of the house. The victim, a man in his 30s, was taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries, according to police.
Police said a female youth, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has been charged with one count of robbery, common assault and unlawful confinement. Calgarian Samuel Chase has also been charged with one count of assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, and unlawful confinement.
The victim met the young female on a bus, exchanged contact information, then went to the home intending to meet with her. Police said further details are under investigation, but are searching for two additional suspects.
A neighbour, who did not wish to be identified, told Global News she called 911 after she saw the victim run out of the front door of the home, screaming he was going to be robbed.
“I saw him run out the front door screaming, ‘help me, help me,’” she said. “I have never heard anybody scream like that in my life. …He had duct tape around his throat and around his wrists, and he was bleeding from the nose and his toe, and said they took pliers to his nose and his toes.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.
With files from Jill Croteau