Calgary police have arrested and charged two people in connection to a Wednesday afternoon robbery involving torture at a northeast home and the search continues for two more suspects.

According to police, the robbery victim, a man in his thirties, had met a girl on a bus and the two exchanged contact information.

At an undisclosed time, the man agreed to meet with the girl at a home on Coventry Road Northeast.

On Wednesday, at approximately 4:00 p.m., police responded to the neighbourhood after witnesses reported a partially bound, injured man was seen running out of the home before collapsing on a lawn.

According to neighbours, the man had duct tape arround his neck and wrists and he said he had been mutilated with pliers while the suspects drained his bank account and robbed his house. The victim told witnesses his toe had been removed and the cartilage beween his nostrils had been damaged.

"He had stab wounds or slash to the arm," said one neighbour who asked to remain anonymous. "He was bleeding pretty bad. His face was bleeding pretty badly."

Neighbours say there have been dozens of instances in the last two years where police have been called to the home.

"They need to take possession of that house, lock the doors, sell it, and they can try and find a place somewhere else."

In connection to the robbery, officers have arrested a 19-year-old man and a teenage girl.

Samuel Chase faces charges of:

  • Assault with a weapon
  • Assault causing bodily harm
  • Unlawful confinement

The girl, whose age and identity have not been released, has been charged with:

  • Robbery
  • Common assault
  • Unlawful confinement

Police continue to investigate the incident and a search is underway for two additional suspects.

Anyone having information about the robbery is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service, 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers.