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Charges laid after man forcibly confined and assaulted in Penticton

April 14, 2016 - 3:44 PM

PENTICTON - One man has been arrested, and several others are being sought, after a Summerland man claims he was held, assaulted and robbed by five men in Penticton on the weekend.

Around 3 p.m., April 9, a 57-year-old Summerland man called police saying he had just escaped from being forcibly confined for several hours, assaulted with a weapon and robbed of money, identity cards and a vehicle by five suspects earlier in the day, Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says in a media release.

Emergency services attended a complex on Pickering Street in Penticton, where they found the victim with visible injuries and in serious medical distress. He was taken to hospital.

Investigators found evidence to support his allegations and a short while later Shannon Lee Masuskapoe was arrested and charged with forcible confinement, assault and robbery.

Moskaluk says RCMP are continuing efforts to locate the remaining suspects.

RCMP say this was a targeted incident.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Const. Kelly Grant at the Penticton detachment, 250-492-4300, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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