Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Three held over driver's kidnap

Three people have been arrested in connection with the kidnap of a security van driver in Belfast
Three people have been arrested in connection with the kidnap of a security van driver in Belfast

Three people have been arrested following the kidnapping of a security van driver in Belfast.

The cash-in-transit worker was taken from his west Belfast home and forced to get money and hand it over to his armed and masked assailants.

His partner and a son aged 16 were rescued in Co Monaghan after they were taken hostage and kidnapped from home on Wednesday evening with pillow cases covering their heads.

Police said a man, 35, was arrested in Belfast as well as a woman, 64, and a man, 63, in Newry, Co Down.

The kidnap happened at Teeling Grove, Dunmurry, west Belfast, at around tea time on Wednesday.

While his wife and son were driven in a van to Co Monaghan, the employee was held overnight then forced to go to work and hand over a substantial sum to the gang in Muckamore industrial estate outside Antrim town the next day.

His wife and son were taken to the Aushnadamp area near Castleblayney, across the Irish border in Co Monaghan, by the thieves and were freed by Irish police on Thursday.

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