Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Cops rescue kidnap victim

Police have detained two people in connection with the robbery and kidnapping of a man on Tuesday.

The suspects were arrested by officers attached to the recently launched Road Policing Task Force (RPTF) in Cumuto.

According to reports, around 2.50 pm the officers were on duty at the intersection of the Churchill Roosevelt Highway and Agua Santa Road, Cumuto, when they had cause to assist the front seat passenger of a vehicle.

The man told officers that around 40 minutes earlier he was approached by two men while at a gas station in Valencia.

The men dealt him several blows before relieving him of a gold wedding ring.

The victim told officers that the assailants forcefully pushed him into the front passenger seat of the car and drove off with his vehicle against his will.

The suspects were immediately arrested by police and taken to the Valencia Police Station for further processing.

Investigations are ongoing.

The Road Policing Task Force which began operations on December 24, 2019, will conduct a series of intelligence-driven stop and search activities, in addition to road traffic exercises such as anti-DUI and speeding enforcement.

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