Unlawful Confinement

Saskatoon Police are investigating after a woman is alleged to have been unlawfully confined.

At approximately 3:15 a.m., January 3, 2017, Patrol Officers responded to a convenience store in the 1500 block of 22nd Street West after a woman reported being forcibly confined in a basement for a number of hours. The 26-year-old woman from Melfort, SK, reported that at approximately 4:00 p.m., January 2, 2017, she had been walking near a gas station on Highway 5 when she was approached by five men in a black truck. The men drove her to what is believed to be an east-side residence, and forced her into the basement for a number of hours. The woman reported that she was sexually assaulted during that time. She was eventually able to flee the residence and hailed a cab which she took to the convenience store where she called Police.

Earlier in the evening, information was received from the RCMP indicating that this same woman was being unlawfully confined, however attempts to locate her were not successful.

The men were described as operating a black Dodge truck. All men were described as possibly being middle eastern in appearance.

The driver is described as being approximately 35-40 years-old with a short beard, dark "buzz cut" hair and a thicker build. He was described as wearing a black dress jacket, jeans and tan "Timberland" boots.

The second passenger in the vehicle is described as being approximately 25-30 years-old, tall with a skinny build and having a beard.

The third is described as being approximately 27-28 years-old with a beard and short black "frizzy" hair. He was approximately 6' in height with a slim build.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Saskatoon Police at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

(Occurrence Number: 17-1036)