Gunmen kidnap man from tire shop north of Peitas

Peñitas kidnapping caught on tape

Authorities are searching for a missing man after he was allegedly kidnapped from a tire shop north of Peitas.

It all happened at the JR Tire Shop off Tom Gil Road and Mile 3 Line around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office deputies reported that the tire shop owner's son Juan Cantu was reported as kidnapped.

Witnesses told deputies that three masked men armed with handguns left with the 22-year-old victim.

The men were last seen fleeing in a light blue Ford Explorer or Ford Expedition.

Deputies said the SUV had previous damage to the front and hanging headlights.

Investigators reported that the entire incident was caught on surveillance cameras.

On Thursday, deputies released photos taken from the cameras in hope of identifying the suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call Hidalgo County Crime Stoppers at (956) 668-TIPS.