DURBAN – Three men aged between 22 and 32 are due to appear before the Durban Magistrate’s Court tomorrow on charges of kidnapping, extortion and assault.
It is alleged on 24 June 2020 at 11:00, an 18-year-old man was assaulted and kidnapped by known suspects whilst working at his father’s business premises situated in the Point area. The suspects forced the man into a vehicle and sped off whilst trying to extort money from his father. At the corner of Smith and Gardener Street, the kidnapped victim managed to get out of the vehicle and flee the scene. He immediately reported the matter at Point SAPS for investigation.
The Ethekwini District Task Team immediately followed up information about the suspects involved. The investigation led them to Verulam area and at 17:00, a sting operation was set up. A total of three suspects were arrested at Waterloo in Verulam. The arrested suspects were positively identified by the victim. One of the arrested suspects is a former employee
Source: South African Police Service