Victim uninjured after masked men enter auto shop, kidnap man: Hartford police

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HARTFORD — Four or five masked men entered an auto repair shop late Tuesday and kidnapped a man and stole money according to Hartford police.

The incident happened at M&J Auto on Ledyard Street in Hartford. Police said for or five men entered the shop where several adults were working around 10:30 p.m.

The men spoke with Dominican accents according to police and demanded money, according to police. The men abducted the father of one of the men and left with him in a small Cadillac SUV according to police.

While police were interviewing the other victims, they learned the father had been dropped off on I-91 and was uninjured. He was taken to police headquarters to be interviewed.

Police said $200 was taken from the shop. They are investigating why a small, typically closed auto shop in an industrial neighborhood would by the target of an armed robbery and abduction by multiple suspects at that time of night.

The suspects are described as four or five Dominican males in black clothing, wearing ski masks. Police said the investigation is ongoing.