Saskatoon Police are searching for three suspects after a woman reported being held against her will and sexually assaulted.

The 26-year-old woman from Melfort says she was walking near a gas station on Jan. 2 on Highway 5 around 4:00 p.m. when a black truck with five men inside approached her, according to a police news release. 

She told police she was taken to an eastside residence, forced into the basement for several hours and was sexually assaulted during that time.

The woman said she was eventually able to escape after hailing a taxi to a convenience store on the 1500 block of 22 Street West around 3:15 a.m., where she called police.

Police tell CTV News they are hoping the taxi driver will come forward to help them with the investigation.

Officials say RCMP had received a report of a woman being held against her will earlier in the evening, but were unable to locate her.

The driver of the truck is described as 35 to 40 years old with a short beard, dark buzz cut hair and a thicker build. He was wearing a black dress jacket, jeans and tan Timberland boots.

The second suspect is described as 25 to 30 years old with a skinny build and a beard.

The third suspect is described as 27 or 28 years old with a beard and short black frizzy hair. He was approximately 6’ tall with a slim build.

All three suspects are described as possibly being Middle Eastern in appearance.

Anyone with information is asked to call Saskatoon Police at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.