Kidnapping Victims Rescued Suspects at Large
|FBI St. Louis November 24, 2010|
The FBI is searching for four men who kidnapped two teenage girls at gunpoint from their relative’s house Sunday (11/21/2010) around 4:00 p.m.
By Monday night, 30 hours later, the FBI, St. Louis County Police, and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police safely rescued the two girls at separate locations.
The kidnappers took the girls for a ransom, which was never paid. The girls are related to people involved in the ATM Solutions robbery. That’s why the girls, ages 13 and 16, were targeted.
Shortly after the girls were rescued, there was a home invasion at an apartment complex in North St. Louis County. The intruder detained three women in the apartment before the women drove him into St. Louis City, where an acquaintance picked him up. The thee women were released uninjured. The FBI has been working with St. Louis County Police to determine if the intruder is one of the four kidnappers.
All four kidnappers are described as black men in their early to mid 20s. They are armed and dangerous. We have several promising leads we are following.
Special Agent in Charge Dennis L. Baker said, “I want to thank the St. Louis County Police and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police for helping the FBI safely rescue the two girls. I also want to thank the U.S. Attorney’s Office for its assistance.”
During the course of this kidnapping investigation, the FBI arrested one person. Special agents arrested 32-year-old James Wright, of St. Louis. He was arrested on an outstanding warrant related to the ATM Solutions robbery. The U.S. Attorney’s Office has charged him with interstate transportation of stolen property.
As a reminder, ATM Solutions is offering a reward of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest, conviction, and recovery of the money that was stolen from its business on August 2, 2010. If you have any information please call the FBI at (314) 589-2500.