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Gwinnett police seeking suspects in kidnapping

Gwinnett police are seeking the public’s help in identifying this individual, a suspect in an early Wednesday morning kidnapping. (Special Photo)

Gwinnett police are seeking the public’s help in identifying this individual, a suspect in an early Wednesday morning kidnapping. (Special Photo)

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Detectives with the Gwinnett County Police Department are attempting to identify two suspects in an early Wednesday morning kidnapping. One of the suspects is pictured here at a Wells Fargo ATM machine. (Special Photo)

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Gwinnett County Police Department is seeking two suspects accused of kidnapping an adult man from a Duluth apartment complex early Wednesday morning.

The victim was confronted by the suspects about 1:30 a.m. when he returned home from work, according to a news release. The suspects, both black men, described as being about 19 years old with average builds, reportedly ordered the victim into his car at gunpoint and got in after him.

The victim told police he drove a couple exits down Interstate 85 South when he was ordered to stop and get into the back seat. He was reportedly then pistol-whipped and beaten as the suspects demanded access to his bank account. The victim said one of the men attempted to burn him with a cigarette lighter in an attempt to gain his account PIN.

The suspects then stopped at a Wells Fargo Bank ATM machine at 2349 Cheshire Bridge Road and attempted to use the victim’s debit and credit cards with the PIN he provided. After obtaining cash from the ATM, the suspects abandoned the victim and his vehicle at an apartment complex in Atlanta, at which time the victim drove home and called police. The victim’s brother reported the suspects had demanded a ransom from him using the victim’s phone.

Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the two suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call 770-513-5326. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477). Tipsters are eligible for a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.