Medina police say they took two suspects into custody just after midnight Thursday for the alleged kidnapping of a 37-year-old man in the town of Loretto, northwest of Minneapolis.
The man, whom police found unharmed and tied up in his trunk, manages a Verizon Wireless store in Minneapolis and the two male suspects likely intended to steal his keys and rob the store, police said.
Officers began looking for the man after his wife called police about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday to report that her husband might have been kidnapped. Police say the two suspects followed the victim and approached him with a gun as he exited his car.
Several area police departments, K-9 units and a State Patrol helicopter searched for the suspects.
They were found in a field just south of County Road 50 near Corcoran, northeast of Loretto, said Medina Police Chief Ed Belland, whose department is investigating the incident.
Police expect to charge the suspects on Friday, Belland said.
The victim's name has not yet been released. Belland said the victim's family is "extremely traumatized."
"You can imagine pulling into your driveway and somebody sticking a gun in your back and ordering you into the trunk," he said.