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Saturday 21 October 2017
Crime and Court

Kidnap victim released, no ransom paid

kidnap victim released, no ransom paid

Kidnap victim Clint Beharry, 29, who was snatched from his business place at 11 am on Saturday was released hours later at the Churchill Roosevelt Highway, near the UWI, St Augustine, on Saturday night.

Beharry was at at his business place when four men dressed in police uniform snatched him and took him away.

A TT$100,000 ransom was then demanded for his safe return. Officers of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit under the supervision of Assistant Commissioner of Police Irwin Hackshaw, Acting Senior Superintendent Ajith Persad ASP Rishi Singh and others teamed up with other agencies and steps were taken to rescue the victim. Officers spent several hours on Saturday carrying out investigations and just as police were closing in on the suspects, Beharry was released.

He was taken to a medical institution where he was treated and reunited with his family.

Yesterday footage of the actual kidnapping was posted on social media. In the video, the two kidnappers dressed as police officers were seen running toward the back of the business place, then after a pause, the two “police men”, Beharry and another man dressed in a blue polo shirt were seen passing in the opposite direction. Beharry, dressed in a white vest and a pair of three-quarter pants, was being escorted by gunpoint by one of the men purporting themselves to be police officers, while the second man in police uniform walked at the back of the group, carrying a box under his arm.

Police are searching for two suspects in connection with the incident. Beharry is expected to be interviewed by officers of the Anti-Kidnapping Squad.

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