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Words do not describe the terror that a metro Atlanta family encountered this week.

"It's a nightmare," the victim's brother said.

The brother of a man kidnapped and tortured for ransom spoke to CBS Atlanta News Thursday. He concealed his identity for fear of retaliation.

"They burned his hairs; they continuously beat him on the head, neck, and face. He had bruises," the victim's brother said.

Police said that the victim was walking to his apartment early Wednesday morning, when two men approached him and held him up at gunpoint.

"He's very fearful right now, very fearful for his life," the victim's brother said.

Investigators said the men made the victim get back in his car and drive to the Wells Fargo ATM on Cheshire Bridge Road where one of the men, believed to be shown driving the victim's car, withdrew $1,000.

The victim's brother then said he got a phone call from the men demanding a ransom for his brother's return.

"The demand kept going up. They wanted $3,000, then they wanted $5,000, then they wanted $10,000," the victim's brother said.

The men eventually left the victim in his car, after holding him captive for five hours.

"All of a sudden, I feel like everywhere I go I'm not safe. My family is not safe because when you are not safe in front of your house, where are you safe?" the victim's brother said.

The victim's brother said there were several suspects involved, not just the two in the car that were involved in the incident. Gwinnett police have not made any arrests in the case.

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