The victim told police that as many as five men came into the auto restoration business in the 400 block of South Sultana Avenue at about 5 p.m., hit him over the head and then tied him up.
He was able to get out of the building and run to a nearby building to get help.
Police and the SWAT team surrounded the victim's business, treating it as a barricade situation, assuming the suspects were still inside.
The SWAT team searched the victim's business and nearby businesses, but the suspects weren't found. Suspect descriptions were not immediately available.