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Man abducted from his Garden Grove home

May 5, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Police are searching for a man who was kidnapped from his home in Garden Grove in a violent abduction. The kidnapping happened at the house in the 10600 block of Pearl Street at around 5 a.m.

"Three to six white male suspects had forced their way into the house. They might have had police written on their clothes in some way. They had face coverings and they ended up kidnapping our male Hispanic (victim), Pablo Hernandez, in some type of cuffs or wrist ties and left with him," said Lt. Dave Kivier of the Garden Grove Police Department.

Hernandez is 40-years, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 190 pounds with a pot belly. He has short straight black and grey hair and was last seen wearing a tan t-shirt with blue and red boxer shorts. Investigators said relatives from a Mexican village were at Hernandez's home at the time.

"They were probably eight to ten people in the household. Some were living in a trailer out front. (The suspects) just barged in, took over the house and left with our victim," said Kivier.

The suspects were armed with guns and knives. They escaped in a small silver car and a black Lincoln Navigator which had Hernandez inside.

A short time later an armed man in a black Navigator forced his way into a building in Santa Ana demanding drugs. Hernandez's towing company once had an office inside the same building. Police believe the incident was related to the kidnapping.

"It appears they went to the wrong business and encountered some insurance people," said Kivier. "We did find some narcotics at the business that the suspects went to. We're not going to say it now that it was a drug related crime, but finding the drugs and some of the other indicators point us in that direction."

Police said they aren't one hundred percent positive that the victims first name is actually Pablo. While investigating inside his house they found other homemade ID's with Hernandez's picture but different first names.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call the Garden Grove Police Department at (714) 741-5704.


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