Police in Cape Town occupy successfully extracted a man from the clutches of a gang of kidnappers who took him captive on the morning of Thursday 25 March forward of demanding a huge ransom for his safe return.
A total of ten suspects were arrested in the heart of the intelligence pushed operation that took instruct Saturday evening in the Nyanga informal settlement where the 47-three hundred and sixty five days-susceptible man from Bellville used to be being held.
Man kidnapped by armed suspects who demanded ransom
The man – who’s identity has no longer been made public however who is vital to be a international nationwide – had been held at gunpoint by a community of suspects and brought captive terminate to his home on Voortrekker Toll road quite loads of days in the past, and hefty demands were made to his family.
South African Police Carrier (SAPS) spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa said in a tell on Sunday that participants of the National Intervention Unit (NIU), alongside with Bellville detectives, a hostage negotiation team and Crime Intelligence moved on a apartment in Nyanga and rescued the man, who.
“The special operation got here into construct as a response to a robbery and kidnapping case opened in Bellville. Experiences on the disposal of police demonstrate that the sufferer, a international nationwide used to be accosted by four armed suspects on Voortrekker Toll road at 9: 50 on Thursday morning and a huge amount of money as nicely as a cell phone taken from him forward of he used to be taken away,” said Potelwa.
She said that the investigating participants had obtained recordsdata referring to the positioning of the abductors, and said that man has now been reunited alongside with his family.
“Crucial recordsdata led the forces to an tackle in Nyanga where the sufferer used to be rescued. Ten suspects between the ages of 20 and 30 were therefore arrested,” she said.
Suspects to seem in court on Monday
The suspects are expected to seem in the Bellville Magistrates’ Court docket on Monday 29 March 2021, and were charged with armed robbery and kidnapping,
“All police officers fascinated referring to the operation were praised by SAPS management as efforts to fight the scourge of kidnappings and extortion intensify,” said Potelwa.
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