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Caura kidnappers may also face robbery charges

TWO men arrested for the kidnapping of UWI manager Maria Dass-Supersad may have more than kidnapping charges to contend with. Sources said the men remain behind bars without charge as police believe they may have been involved in other crimes.

Police are now investigating their possible role in a robbery that took place weeks prior to the kidnapping. Sources said a firearm, seized after Dass-Supersad was rescued - was later discovered to have been used in a robbery that took place in Woodbrook several weeks ago.

Police sources said the two men will be placed on identification parades with regard to the Woodbrook robbery as well as Dass-Supersad's kidnapping.

Last Wednesday at about 3 pm, Dass-Supersad was snatched by two men as she was heading to her car parked near the north entrance of the University of the West Indies. The men, one dressed in a police uniform and another dressed in military fatigues, bundled her into a car and took her to the Caura forest, where she was made to walk seven miles to a makeshift camp.

The woman was drugged to ensure she was compliant. The men decided to move her to another location, but police intercepted them while they were driving along Caura road, at about 8.30 pm.

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