The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information on the January kidnapping of a U.S. citizen off of a street corner in Mexico.
Edgar “Polvos” Perez Chairez, a 35-year-old auto mechanic, was grabbed by unidentified suspects near the corner of Tabasco Avenue and Chilpancingo Street in Mexicali, Mexico, Jan. 4 just before noon, according to authorities.
A white, late-model Ford F-150 is “believed to be involved” in the abduction.
Chairez is described as 5 feet, 5 inches tall with brown eyes and brown hair. He weighs about 187 pounds, according to authorities.
The California native has tattoos on his arms, neck, and body, including the names “Angelina” and “Antonio” on his right and left wrists, respectively.
Prior to his disappearance, he had ties to Brawley and Calexico, California, and the capital of the Mexican state of Baja California Mexicali.
The Spanish-language Baja California-based newspaper El Imparcial reported shortly after his disappearance that Chairez left a home in the Pueblo Nuevo neighborhood of Mexicali, Baja California, driving a red Honda CRV. That was the last his family knew of his whereabouts.
Anyone with information is asked to dial 1-800-CALL-FBI or contact the nearest American embassy or consulate. Tips can also be submitted at tips.fbi.gov.
In March, a group of Americans was abducted by the Gulf cartel in Matamoros at gunpoint.
The gunman killed two of them and a Mexican national before authorities found the survivors locked up in a shed.
Source: El Imparcial