The FBI is asking for the public’s help identifying the suspects in the assault and kidnapping of four U.S. citizens in Matamoros on Friday.
In a statement Sunday evening, Special Agent Oliver Rich of the San Antonio division of the FBI said the bureau is working with other federal authorities as well as Mexican law enforcement agencies in the investigation and has issued a $50,000 reward for the victims’ return and the suspects’ arrest.
The four U.S. citizens drove a minivan with North Carolina license plates into the Mexican city of Matamoros on Friday and were then “fired upon” by “unidentified gunmen” shortly after crossing, according to the statement.
“All four Americans were placed in a vehicle and taken from the scene by armed men,” the FBI said in the statement.
Those with any information regarding the case are asked to call the FBI at (210) 225-6741, or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov. Anonymity will be upheld.