Man Kidnapped and robbed during online meet up transaction
The trio of robbers showed up at his home in the 9600 block of Naomi Avenue, in an unincorporated county area just outside of Arcadia, to complete a transaction arranged online, she said. The victim was planning to sell a box of beauty supplies. Williams said the robbers brandished at least one handgun and used an electronic stun gun as they assaulted the man and forced him into a dark-colored SUV. “He was robbed of his cash, backpack, wallet and phone,” the lieutenant said. The kidnappers then dropped the man off in the area of Olema Street and Trelawney Avenue in Temple City, about half a mile away, according to Williams. The victim returned home and called for help, she said. He declined medical treatment. No further details regarding the circumstances of the robbery, including a detailed suspect description, were available. The investigation was being slowed by a language barrier, as the victim spoke only Mandarin.