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PoS jewellery store owner rescued hours after kidnapping

Quick action by officers of the Port of Spain CID and the Port of Spain City Police resulted in the rescue of a 71-year-old businessman last night.

Police said shortly after 9 pm the owner of Samuel's Jewellery Store on Charlotte Street, Port of Spain closed the store and walked to George Street where his Toyota Corolla was parked.

As he approached his car, two men armed with guns bundled him into the backseat of his car.

They took the keys to his car and business and drove off.

Vendors saw what happened and called the police.

Port of Spain CID interviewed vendors and put other divisions on alert for the car.

Members of the Port of Spain City Police Multi-Operational Task Force led by Supt Charles and Cpl John were also called out to help find the victim and the kidnappers.

The car was found shortly before midnight near the Jean Pierre Complex with the victim unharmed inside and two men, believed to be the kidnappers, were arrested.

While checking the business place, the city police arrested a 50-year-old homeless man who was trying to open the store using the owner's keys.

Police believe the kidnappers hired him to open the store and steal jewellery while they kept watch over the victim.

More as this becomes available.

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