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Man kidnapped, held for ransom in South L.A.

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Map: Shows approximate location of incident in black and recent reported crimes in brown and red. Click the map for a key. Credit: Crime L.A. A man in his 60s was kidnapped and held for ransom Tuesday night in South L.A., police said.

The victim was grabbed and forced into a vehicle by two men around 7 p.m. in the 1800 block of West 47th Street in Vermont Square.

The suspects then demanded money from the man’s family in exchange for his return, said LAPD Officer Lyle Knight.

Within hours, the victim was released in Lynwood without any serious injuries. His captors have not been arrested.

It was unclear how much ransom was sought, and if it was paid. An investigation was ongoing.

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Photo: A house on West 47th Street where a man was abducted at gunpoint and held for ransom. He was later released. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Map: Shows approximate location of incident in black and recent reported crimes in brown and red. Click the map for a key. Credit: Crime L.A.

 
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