A 16-year-old boy was found bound and gagged with duct tape in a wooded area in Grandview Wednesday night after an attempted robbery.
Red Deer City RCMP say two good samaritans found the teen at about 9:20 p.m. near 41st Avenue and 47th Street.
The teen, who is not from Red Deer, alleges he was picked up near the downtown Mohawk gas station, bound and dropped off in what is believed to be an attempted robbery by three men driving a newer, jacked-up, dark-colored pickup truck.
The boy, with no apparent injuries, was taken to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre by ambulance.
Police are investigating the forcible confinement.
Anyone with information about this or any other crime is asked to call Red Deer City RCMP at 403-343-5575, or leave information anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.tipsubmit.com.