Man kidnapped, robbed at Norcross apartments

NORCROSS - Gwinnett police are hunting for three suspects who reportedly kidnapped and robbed a mechanic in a Norcross apartment Thursday.

The victim, David Flores, 28, told police two black men and a woman tied him up and threatened to kill him, then robbed him of his cell phone, bank cards and $600 in cash, according to a Gwinnett police report.

Flores suffered minor injuries in the 10:30 a.m. incident.

Gwinnett police spokesman Officer David Schiralli said Monday the suspects are still at large. A witness said they left the area in a burgundy Ford Crown Victoria.

The suspects were apparently privy to Flores' occupation.

According to the report, someone called Flores and asked him to come fix a vehicle at a 2232 Rockbridge Court residence in Norcross.

Once he arrived, the suspects pulled Flores inside and bound him with a rope, demanding he offer the PIN numbers to his bank account or else he would be killed, the report says.

Flores told police the woman left the apartment. When she returned, he said, the suspects untied him and told him to run before they killed him.

Flores fled and called 911 from a nearby residence. Witnesses saw two black men running from the Rockbridge Court apartment.

Police contacted the property manager, who supplied them with the tenants' information.

Schiralli didn't say Monday who occupied the apartment where the robbery allegedly took place.

Flores described his three captors as follows:

A black man between 5 feet 8 inches and 6 feet tall, about 180 pounds, wearing khaki clothes with a black mask. He carried a silver, semi-automatic handgun.

A lighter-skinned black man who spoke Spanish, between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall, about 190 pounds. He wore khaki clothes, a black mask and had a large, banana-shaped knife.

A woman about 5 feet 8 inches tall and 200 pounds, wearing all black with black boots and straight hair to her shoulders. She carried a sword.