Regina pair arrested after woman kidnapped, tied up and abandoned in rural area

Police have arrested and charged a Regina pair with multiple offences, in connection with a case that saw a woman kidnapped, driven away from the city and left tied up in a rural area before she escaped and flagged down help.

Woman escapes after being left 65 kilometres away from the city

Regina police are asking people to stay away from the area of Wascana Street on Thursday evening, as they execute a high-risk search warrant. (Tyler Pidlubny/CBC)

Police have arrested and charged a Regina pair in connection with a case that saw a woman kidnapped, driven away from the city and left tied up in a rural area.

On Jan. 7, an RCMP detachment got a call from a woman, saying she had been forced out of a home in Regina by gunpoint.

She was taken to a grid road near Francis, Sask., 65 kilometres southeast of Regina, tied to a fence-post and abandoned there by a man and a woman.

She says she knew her alleged kidnappers. 

The victim was able to free herself and get help from a passing driver, who took her to safety. 

Two days later, Regina police charged a 27-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man in relation to the kidnapping.

In the Regina home police found them in, they spotted a sawed-off .22 calibre semi-automatic rifle, ammunition, an airsoft handgun, identification belonging to the victim and a stolen credit card. 

Police also discovered outstanding files involving the same suspects, which led to multiple charges against the pair. They are now facing a total of 46 charges.