Sunday 18 November, 2018

TTPS: La Brea kidnap victim rescued in Mayaro

A 46-year-old fisherman who was reportedly kidnapped on Monday has been rescued by officers of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit (AKU) during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Mayaro district on Wednesday afternoon.

According to police, the victim was at his La Brea home with friends around 3 am on August 13 when three men purporting to be police officers entered the premises and forced him into a silver Nissan AD wagon.

The assailants claimed they were conveying the victim to the La Brea Police Station.

However, relatives of the victim soon discovered that he was not being detained at a police station. The suspects subsequently contacted the man’s mother demanding a ransom in exchange for his safe release.

A report was made to the La Brea Police Station at 3:40 am on the same date of the abduction.

An investigation was launched by acting Snr Supt Ajith Persad of the Port-of-Spain Criminal Investigations Department, which resulted in the man being found handcuffed in a shack in a forested area off Ocean Sand Road, Mayaro, around 2:00 pm on Wednesday.

Acting ASP Anderson Pariman and Insp Nicholas Thomas both of the AKU, are assisting acting Snr Supt Persad with enquiries.


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