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Raleigh Police Arrest Suspect In Abduction, Torture Of 5 People

Posted October 28, 2005 3:21 a.m. EDT

— Raleigh police arrested Thursday night a suspect who was wanted in connection with posing as a law-enforcement officer to abduct five people in September.

Angel Rodriguez, 37, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and five counts of first-degree kidnapping.

Police said they believe Rodriguez is one of six to eight suspects who impersonated law-enforcement officers to abduct and hold five victims captive at

5329 Wenesly Court

on Sept. 13.

Some of the victims were beaten and subjected to other forms of torture, police said.

After two of the victims escaped through a window, the suspects and other victims fled the house.

Police said the suspects were last seen in two vehicles: a black, late model Buick LeSabre, and a dark-colored Nissan Quest minivan. Police said the minivan may be a 1995 to 1998 model.

If you have any information about the incident, please call the Raleigh Police Department at