Monday 22 October, 2018

Man abducted in Freeport, rescued minutes later

The swift work of officers of the Central Division resulted in the rescue of a 38-year-old man after he had been taken against his will.

The incident reportedly took place around 9 pm on Tuesday.

The victim was on his way to the home of a man known to him along Madoo Road, Freeport, when he was blocked by a black Toyota RAV4.

Four men, police were told, exited the vehicle.

One man was armed with a firearm and ordered the victim into the RAV4.

The vehicle then drove off.

The victim’s friend witnessed the abduction and immediately notified the police.

Officers, led by Snr Sup Balram and ASP Smith, conducted immediate exercises in the area, and they were able to locate the SUV about 15 minutes later along Uquire Road, Freeport.

The officers gave chase.

Realising they were being followed, the suspects drove into a bushy area off the roadway and abandoned the car and the victim.

The officers gave chase, however, they did not find the assailants.

The victim was taken for medical treatment and gave a statement to police.

Officials from the Anti-Kidnapping Unit were notified of the incident and are continuing inquiries.

 

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