3 suspects kidnap 3 teenagers at gunpoint

Boys were told to get into their own car naked

BY KAYLA ROBINS kayla@theitem.com
Posted 7/26/18

Three teenagers escaped their kidnappers early Wednesday morning after they were held at gunpoint and forced to take their clothes off and get into the trunk.

A 911 call came in just before 2 a.m. that three boys - two 16-year-olds and one …

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3 suspects kidnap 3 teenagers at gunpoint

Boys were told to get into their own car naked

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Three teenagers escaped their kidnappers early Wednesday morning after they were held at gunpoint and forced to take their clothes off and get into the trunk.

A 911 call came in just before 2 a.m. that three boys - two 16-year-olds and one 15-year-old - had made it to a house near Narrow Paved Road after running away from three suspects, according to Sumter County Sheriff's Office Capt. Robert Burnish. The teens reportedly told investigators they were going to the area to meet someone when the three male strangers approached them.

Two of the suspects had guns, Burnish said. They reportedly told the teens to take their clothes off and get into the trunk of their Hyundai Sonata.

Only two of the victims could fit into the trunk, so the third got into the back seat of the car, and the suspects began to drive away with the teens inside, Burnish said.

At a point when the suspects told the victims to get out of the car for a minute, they ran away and found someone to call 911.

The vehicle was recovered about 8:25 a.m. Wednesday, though the suspects remain at large.

Burnish said they have not been identified yet and that the only description the teens gave was of three black males wearing hoodies. One was red, one was gray and one was dark-colored.

The car is being processed by investigators, Burnish said, and the incident remains under investigation.