Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Police rescue man from kidnap attempt

Three men are in police custody following an attempted kidnapping in Wallerfield yesterday afternoon.

The victim, a 31-year-old man from La Horquetta, told police that around 1.30 pm he was walking along Antigua Road, Wallerfield, when three vehicles pulled up alongside him.

The victim told police he recognised two men in one of the cars, who asked him about money owed. He told them he knew nothing about owing any money to the group.

The men then got out of the vehicle, assaulted the 31-year-old, and then threw him into a black Toyota Corolla and drove off.

However, persons who witnessed the commotion notified the police, and officers from the Northern Division Task Force (Area East), the Highway Patrol, and the Arima CID responded.

The vehicle was intercepted along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway in the vicinity of the Mausica lights.

The victim was rescued and taken for medical treatment, while the suspects were all taken in for questioning.

Cpl Ramdhanie is continuing inquiries.

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