AURORA | Aurora police arrested two men Sunday evening accused of being involved in the kidnapping of another man earlier in the day, eluding police during a chase and ultimately crashing their pick-up truck.
The chain of incidents began at about 1 p.m. Sunday when a man called dispatchers to say he’d been kidnapped by “multiple suspects” in the area of East 14th Avenue and Akron Street, according to police.
“The victim was able to escape and call 911 for help,” police said in a social media post Sunday evening. “Investigators were able to identify the involved vehicle, a white Chevy Pickup.”
At about 7 p.m., officers saw the truck near East Colfax Avenue and Akron Street.
“Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but it ran, and a pursuit was initiated,” police said.
During the chase, the truck crashed near East Sixth Avenue and Del Mar Parkway, police said.
“One suspect was arrested in the truck, and one was arrested after a foot pursuit,” police said.
Police did not say whether the caller earlier on Sunday or the occupants of the pick-up truck were injured.
“Investigators are still conducting interviews and collecting evidence,” police said Sunday night. “At this time, it is unknown what led up to the initial incident.”
Police said anyone with information can call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. Tipsters can remain anonymous and still be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000, police said.