Gresham police rescue man held against his will for days

Gresham police rescue man held against his will for days »Play Video
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GRESHAM, Ore. – A man is free after police say they rescued him from an apartment Friday where he was being held against his will for several days.

Police took four people into custody for questioning. Two of them now face charges.

Gresham police say 29 year old Christopher Tolentino, who is a transient, and 25 year old Whitney Englstrom of Albany held the victim captive for four days. Both men face kidnapping, robbery, theft and conspiracy charges.

Police say the suspects accessed the victim's bank accounty while holding him captive and stole money from that account.

The victim had been reported missing to Portland Police before Friday's police action.

Fearing one of the suspects was armed, police called out the SWAT team to help free the captive man. They went to the apartment in the 700 block of Southeast 193rd just after noon.

They went inside and found the man, who told them he was being held against his will.

Police said they were tipped off about the possibility of a man being held against his will and were able to verify some of the information.

Police did not release the name of the man they rescued. They said he was not seriously injured.

Police released no other information.