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Two women arrested in connection with aggravated kidnapping in rural Mission

Deputies have arrested two women for their alleged involvement in an aggravated kidnapping in rural Mission, according to a news release from the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office. (Photo courtesy of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office)

Investigators have arrested two women for their alleged involvement in an aggravated kidnapping in rural Mission, according to a news release from the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office.

An investigation began on Sunday, when deputies responded to an an assault on Carol Street. Deputies say a 27-year-old man reported being held at gunpoint by unknown males, forced into a truck, beaten and later dumped at an unknown location. The man was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

According to the news release:

Sheriff’s Investigators met with the victim whom recognized his ex-girlfriend, 32 year old Cynthia Alvarez, and her sister, 35 year old Natalia Alvarez, inside the truck at the time of the kidnapping and heard Cynthia tell the males, “That’s him” before they started to assault him.

After reviewing surveillance footage, evidence and statements, investigators found probable cause to show that Cynthia Alvarez and Nataly Alvarez committed aggravated robbery, according to the news release.

Both women were charged with aggravated kidnapping, a first-degree felony, on Wednesday. Bond was set at $30,000 each.

The Sheriff's Office asks anyone with information about the ongoing investigation to call the Criminal Investigations Division at 956-383-8114 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at 956-668-8477.

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