Monday 22 July, 2019

Update: Kidnapped teen found safe

A 19-year-old Tunapuna teen was kidnapped on Sunday afternoon. However, he has since been found in good health.

According to reports, Joshua Primo was with a group of friends along Danhai Trace, Tunapuna, when an SUV pulled up around 4:30 pm.

Three masked men exited the car with bandannas over their faces and bundled the teenager into the SUV.

The car then drove off.

The police were notified and officers of the Northern Division and Anti-Kidnapping Unit were notified.

Sometime later, the teenager’s relatives received a call in which a $20,000 ransom was demanded for the safe release of the 19-year-old.

An all point bulletin was sent and several checks were made in the area for the vehicle and suspects however they were not seen.

Officers on mobile patrol subsequently received information and proceeded to Orange Grove Trace, Tunapuna.

On arrival, they met a party of officers from the Anti-Kidnapping Unit. Primo was seen standing along the roadway.

He was briefly interviewed and was subsequently conveyed to the Anti-Kidnapping Unit's office in Port-of-Spain where he reported that around 4 pm on Sunday, he parked his yellow coloured Nissan bluebird wagon along Danhai Street, Tunapuna when a green coloured Matrix stopped alongside him and three unknown men exited armed with firearms.

He said he was beaten and bundled into the vehicle and taken to an unknown location.

Officers took the teen for medical attention at the Eric Wiliams Medical Sciences Complex.

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