Two suspects remain in police custody in relation to a kidnapping incident, following an anti-crime exercise in the Cumuto district yesterday, conducted by the recently launched Road Policing Task Force (RPTF).
The Road Policing Task Force—which initially commenced operations on 24 December 2019—is expected to actively engage in intelligence-driven, stop-and-search activities, in addition to road traffic exercises such as anti-DUI and speeding enforcement.
Official police reports state that at around 2:50pm on Tuesday 7 January, RPTF officers were on duty at the intersection of the Churchill Roosevelt Highway and Agua Santa Road in Cumuto, when they had cause to assist a male victim who was the front seat passenger of a vehicle.
After intercepting the vehicle, the victim told officers that around 2:10pm, he was at a gas station in Valencia when he was approached by two men.
He said the suspects dealt him multiple blows about the body before relieving him of a gold wedding ring. The victim told police the men then forcefully pushed him into the front passenger seat of the car and drove off with his vehicle against his will.
The two suspects were immediately arrested by police and taken to the Valencia Police Station for further processing in relation to the reports made.
Investigations are ongoing.
Story by NEWS DESK