Police seek public’s help in locating two wanted men in alleged Halifax abduction

Haley Ryan, Metro Halifax
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HALIFAX - Police are asking for the public’s help in locating two men considered armed and dangerous after a 19-year-old was allegedly abducted last weekend.

Police are looking for these two men, Robert Chan, left, and Daniel Ryan.

Just before 5 a.m. Sunday, police say they received a call from a 19-year-old man inside a home in the 3000 block of MacAlpine Avenue.

The victim told police he was being held against his will by several people and that one person had a handgun.

He eventually got outside, and police took four people – two teenaged boys, a 63-year-old man, and a 45-year-old woman – into custody.

The victim remained in hospital on Sunday with non-life threatening injuries.

Police searched the home and later charged the two 16-year-olds with kidnapping, extortion with violence, aggravated assault, uttering threats and unlawful confinement.

The other man and woman were not involved in the incident, police said.

On Wednesday, police said they are looking 21-year-old Robert Roech Chan and 20-year-old Daniel Angus Ryan.

Both men face various charges, including aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, kidnapping, unlawful confinement, uttering threats, extortion and robbery.

“With information we have at this time, combined with previous dealings with these two individuals, we do believe they are dangerous,” said police spokesman Const. Pierre Bourdages.

Ryan is described as black, five-foot-11, 250 pounds with a goatee, black dreadlocks and brown eyes.  Chan is a black man, six-foot-one, 170 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes.

Bourdages said all men are known to one another, but wouldn’t comment on a motive for the abduction.

Police believe both men are somewhere in the Halifax Regional Municipality and anyone with information on their location is asked to call police at (902) 490-5016 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

Organizations: Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: MacAlpine Avenue

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