Thursday 20 February, 2020

Man in court for attempting to kidnap 10-year-old

A 23-year-old who allegedly attempted to kidnap a 10-year-old girl is expected to appear before a Point Fortin Magistrate today. 

The suspect, who is from Cap-de-Ville, was held at his home after he was identified from CCTV footage which captured the incident. 

Police were told that at about 8am on Wednesday the victim was walking along the Guapo/Cap-de- Ville Main Road in Point Fortin when a black van stopped near her. 

A man exited the car and attempted to pull the victim in the vehicle. 

However, the standard three pupil raised an alarm and people nearby attended to her. The suspect returned to his vehicle and fled the scene. 

The police were notified and officers from the Point Fortin Police Station responded. 

PC Rouse continued inquiries, and the suspect was held after he was identified by CCTV footage.

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