Friday 29 May, 2020

Kidnapped couple released, police investigating

The couple who were allegedly kidnapped from their Carapichaima home on Wednesday night has been safely released.

They are expected to be questioned and sent for medical examinations as inquiries into the incident continue.

The couple, identified as Lutchmin Rampersad and Terrence Rampersad, both 52, were allegedly grabbed at 11:00 pm Wednesday night at their Orange Field Road, Carapichaima, home shortly after coming from a birthday celebration dinner.

They had now pulled into their home when they were approached by a silver vehicle.

The two were ambushed by the occupants of the car and removed from the scene.

Their SUV was stolen by one of the assailants.

A few hours after, Lutchmin was released in the vicinity of Balmain, Gran Couva.

At about 5:00 am Thursday, Terrence was also released somewhere in Fyzabad.

The SUV was found abandoned on the southbound lane of the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway. It has since been towed away and removed from the location.

Police were told that the two were kidnapped by a group of young men who made demanded $30,000 from them.

A team of officers from the Central Division and the Anti-Kidnapping Unit visited the location and are continuing investigations. 

More on this as it becomes available.

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