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The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 5:21 p.m., Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Alleged carjackers sought

Advertiser Staff Writer

Honolulu police are looking for three men wanted in connection with an alleged kidnapping that left a 28-year-old man cut and beaten in Waikiki.

The man was released from The Queen's Medical Center early this morning after being treated for a deep cut to his forearm and severe bruising.

He told officers he escaped by jumping out of his car into the street after slowing down, police said.

Officers have opened robbery, kidnapping and motor vehicle collision investigations in connection with today's incident. After leaving the hospital, the apparent victim has yet to supply a description or submit to an interview with detectives, police said.

"If anyone saw anything, please call us," said Honolulu police Capt. Frank T. Fujii.

According to the man's statements to police, he was in his car in a Waikiki parking lot at 4:42 a.m. this morning when he was approached by two men he did not know.

The men brandished knives, a pocket knife and a kitchen knife, and demanded money and his car, the man told police.

The man complied and turned over his money, police said.

The two men then ordered him to get into the car and to drive them to meet a friend. Once inside, the assailants allegedly slashed the man's forearm and punched him repeatedly in the face and body, threatening to kill him. They then ordered him to stop at a street corner, where another man got into the car, police said.

He was then instructed to drive down McCully Street toward Kapiolani Boulevard, at which point he slowed the car and jumped out into the street, police said.

The car continued through the intersection and collided with a traffic sign. The three men allegedly in the car fled on foot, police said.

The victim was taken to The Queen's Medical Center in stable condition after paramedics found him on the sidewalk in front of the 7-Eleven at the corner of McCully Street and Kapiolani Boulevard, EMS officials said.

Reach Peter Boylan at 535-8110 or pboylan@honoluluadvertiser.com.