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Kidnapping charges dropped against theft suspects

Some charges dropped against four accused kidnappers

POTTSTOWN, Pa. - Kidnapping charges have been dropped against four people who were accused of robbing a Pottstown man by holding him at gunpoint for 10 hours.

Kidnapping charges were dropped Tuesday against Kenneth Cruz of Bethlehem, Kristopher Phillips of Allentown, Trystan Margle and Valentina Carney. The kidnapping and related charges were dropped because the victim did not show up for a court hearing.

The four suspects still face trial on robbery and burglary charges.

They are accused in an incident that happened last October.

According to police, the suspects met the victim at a Bethlehem bar. The victim told police he originally went with them willingly, but was later robbed and held at gunpoint.

Police said the suspects eventually dropped the victim off at his Pottstown apartment, where he call 911.

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