Kidnapped girl, 15, rescued by the TTPS

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Kidnapped girl, 15, rescued by the TTPS

Detectives believe they have foiled the kidnapping of a 15-year-old girl who was found at an unoccupied house in Talparo yesterday.

A 30-year-old man, of San Fernando, and a 33-year-old man, of Arima, who were detained during the rescue operation has since been assisting police with their investigations.

The girl, who is from Mayaro, is currently in the care of officers attached to the Child Protection Unit (CPU).

According to reports, at 2 pm on June 29th, information was sent directly to Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, about a possible kidnapping involving three suspects and a girl. The CoP passed on the information to the Northern Division Commander.

A massive exercise which involved officers of the Northern Division Intelligence Team was initiated and resulted in the girl being located at an unoccupied building along Talparo Main Road, Talparo.

Police later detained two men in connection with the report who are currently being interrogated by officers at the Maloney and Arima Police Stations, respectively.

Commissioner Griffith would like to thank the person who sent the information to him. He is also asking members of the public, if you see something, say something, and WhatsApp him at 482-GARY.