Kidnapped victim rescued by new policing task force

Kidnapped victim rescued by new policing task force

Two suspects remain in police custody in relation to a kidnapping incident, following an anti-crime exercise conducted by the recently launched Road Policing Task Force (RPTF) in the Cumuto district yesterday.

At around 2:50pm on Tuesday 7th January 2020, officers of the RPTF were on duty at the intersection of the Churchill Roosevelt Highway and Agua Santa Road, Cumuto, when they had cause to assist a male victim who was the front seat passenger of a vehicle.

After intercepting the vehicle, the victim told officers that around 2:10pm, he was at a gas station in Valencia, when he was approached by two men. He said the suspects dealt him multiple blows about the body before relieving him of a gold wedding ring. The men then forcefully pushed him into the front passenger seat of the car and drove off with his
vehicle against his will.

The two suspects were immediately arrested by police and taken to the Valencia Police Station for further processing in relation to the reports made.

Investigations are ongoing.

The Road Policing Task Force which initially commenced operations on December 24th 2019, is expected to actively engage in intelligence-driven stop and search activities, in addition to road traffic exercises such as anti-DUI and speeding enforcement.


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