- Associated Press - Friday, August 3, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Authorities are seeking a 39-year-old Albuquerque man in the July 26 kidnapping of a Placitas businessman who was freed after being held for ransom.

The FBI says an arrest warrant charges Jose Ramirez with kidnapping, carjacking and other crimes and that the FBI is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Ramirez.

Media outlets reported that the 69-year-old victim was attacked by two men at his home at gunpoint as he left for work and then driven blindfolded to a dirt-floor shed where he was held by his abductors.

It’s not clear if a wire transfer for the bulk of a $10,000 ransom went through before the man was released late on the evening of the same day he was abducted.

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