Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 31 August 2014

Couple kidnapped by armed gang

Police are appealing for information about a kidnap and attempted robbery this week.



It began when a number of armed and masked men entered a couple’s house at Crossgar. The husband was taken away in his black Mini One, registration RE08 RYO. The woman was kept apart from him and both were held captive overnight.

In the early hours of Tuesday morning the man was driven in his car to the Mayfield area of Glengormley at approximately 4.20am. The man was told to drive his own car to his place of work which is a cash delivery company and take an amount of money to Boucher Place in Belfast.

At 7.30 on Wednesday morning, the man went to Boucher Place where he was met by another member of the gang driving a silver Honda Civic car. But before any money was handed over, the Honda Civic drove off.

At 9am the man's wife freed herself from a house under renovation at Myrtlefield Park in South Belfast and raised the alarm.

The couple, although traumatised by the incident, were not physically injured.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious should contact detectives at Serious Crime Branch, on 9056 1812 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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