Two Arrested for Alleged Hibbing Robbery and Kidnapping

Two men were arrested in Hibbing Wednesday. Two men were arrested in Hibbing Wednesday. |  Photo: WDIO

Baihly Warfield
Updated: February 15, 2018 11:21 AM

Two Hibbing men were arrested Wednesday just before 5 p.m. for alleged robbery, kidnapping and assault, according to the Hibbing Police Department.

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Authorities say they were called to the 3800 block of 2nd Avenue West for a man being held against his will by another man with a gun. 

The woman who called it in told authorities her boyfriend had been asked to help "move items" at a residence. HPD says once he was there, he was brought into the basement and accused of not completing a brake job. They say the other man pointed a handgun at him. 

Then, the victim and kidnapper allegedly went outside to the car where his girlfriend was waiting and told her to leave.

According to police, the girlfriend went to a neighbor's and called 911. 

Police said the man being held was able to escape and ran down the alley, where he met Hibbing police officers. He allegedly told them there were two black males in the house, one of which had threatened him with a gun.

The 23-year-old and 28-year-old were taken into custody without incident, other than a responding officer cutting his hand on broken glass while responding. 

Hibbing Police say there was no threat to the community.

The Chisholm Police Department, St. Louis County Sheriff's Department and the Minnesota State Patrol.


Baihly Warfield

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