New Brunswick Man Wanted in Connection with Kidnapping

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Drummond Local Service District, NB - A Drummond, NB man is now involved in a Canada-wide manhunt, Gilbert Thériault has had a warrant issued for his arrest in connection with a kidnapping on October 5th. The 62-year-old male victim made it to safety and suffered minor injuries that did not require medical attention.

He has been charged with using a firearm to kidnap the victim, using a firearm in the commission of an offence, uttering a death threat, injuring the victim's dog and extortion. Thériault is described as 5'6" tall and approximately 120 lbs. He has a tattoo of an eagle on his right bicep.

On October 5 at approximately 4:30 p.m., police received information that a 62-year-old man was forced to leave his residence in Drummond Local Service District by two men. The victim was placed in the trunk of a car and driven approximately 10 kms. After the vehicle came to a stop on a dirt road, the suspects left the scene, leaving the victim in the trunk. The victim was able to get out of the vehicle and get help.

The investigation led police to believe one of the suspects was at a residence on Undine Road in Drummond Local Service District. A perimeter was established with the assistance of the RCMP’s Emergency Response Team and Police Dog Services. After being unable to establish contact with the suspect, police searched the residence and determined the suspect was not inside the home or anywhere else on the property.

Anyone who recognizes Thériault is advised not to approach him and call 9-1-1.

The second suspect in connection with the incident, a 37-year-old man, originally from Nova Scotia, was located and arrested in Halifax on October 8. He remains in custody.

The investigation is continuing.