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Kidnapping occurs in Midway City, Sheriff’s investigators request public’s assistance

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MIDWAY CITY, Calif. (March 22, 2024) The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s assistance to provide additional information about a kidnapping that occurred in Midway City.

On Friday, March 15, 2024, a woman living near the area of Hunter Lane and Madison Avenue in Midway City reported a possible kidnapping. Deputies responded to the area and confirmed through interviews and evidence at the scene that an assault and kidnapping did occur. 

During the investigation that followed, investigators learned the victim: Tony Lam (9-14-62), spent time at two different restaurants during the evening hours of March 14, 2024, prior to arriving to the area of his kidnapping in the early morning hours of March 15, 2024.  Those restaurants were the “LV Restaurant & Lounge” in Westminster and the “171 Sky Restaurant” in Garden Grove. 

Upon Lam’s return to his residence, he was confronted by a masked male in the driveway of his home.  Shortly thereafter, he was assaulted and driven away from the area in a vehicle that was not his own.

Using investigative techniques, Sheriff’s Investigators successfully identified two of the individuals responsible for Lam’s kidnapping: Nhan Chin Nguyen (10-20-74) & Phi Hung Nguyen (9-4-70).  Both have since been arrested and booked into custody at the Orange County Sheriff’s Intake & Release Center in Santa Ana.  At the time of their arrests, Lam was not located and his whereabouts was not revealed by either Nguyen.

Since March 15th, 2024, Sheriff’s Investigators have been unsuccessful in their attempts to locate Lam.  Lam has also not been in contact with any of his family, friends, or coworkers.

The Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone with information related to Lam or his kidnapping to contact Sheriff’s Dispatch at 714-647-7000. Anonymous information may be provided through Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS.

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