Police: Kidnapping, robbery was for gang initiation
by Staff Writer
Huntersville and Mooresville police are looking for Jose Noe Munoz-Cruz, 20, Hugo Arturo Torres, 22, and two other men.
A Mecklenburg County magistrate issued warrants for the men on Friday.
Two unidentified men were present at the home, the warrants allege.
Law enforcement identified all the men wanted by police as gang members. Munoz-Cruz is a member of Surenos 13, and Torres is a member of Los Zetas.
The kidnapping of the Charlotte man was part of an initiation for Vatos Loco, the warrants said. The victim was held at gunpoint and knifepoint inside the home and robbed the warrants allege.
The man was forced out of the house and ran to a nearby location for help. The gang members were identified in a police lineup.
The gang members have not been arrested, but warrants have been issued for their arrest.
Anyone who knows the men’s whereabouts should call 911 immediately.