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10 suspects to appear in court after kidnapping a 47-year-old man

The man was accosted on Voortrekker Road on Thursday morning by four armed suspects near an ATM.
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10 suspects to appear in court after kidnapping a 47-year-old man

At least ten suspects are set to appear in the Bellville Magistrates Court after they allegedly robbed and kidnapped a 47-year-old man.

According to reports the man, a foreign national, was accosted on Voortrekker Road on Thursday morning by four armed suspects near an ATM.

A substantial amount of cash as well as a cellphone was taken from the victim before he was abducted.

The case was reported to police who received information leading them to a house in Nyanga at the weekend where the victim was rescued.

“Members of the National Intervention Unit (NIU) with Bellville detectives, the hostage negotiation team and crime intelligence pounced on a house in Nyanga and rescued the victim, thereafter arresting 10 suspects on Saturday evening.

“The victim has since been reunited with his family. All police officials involved in the operation have been praised by SAPS management as efforts to fight the scourge of kidnappings and extortion intensify,” said Police spokesperson Novela Potelwa.

Ten suspects between the ages of 20 and 30 are expected to appear at the Bellville Magistrate’s Court today, facing charges of armed robbery and kidnapping.

 

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