Delft police roadblock leads to rescue of kidnapped victim after a business robbery

South African Police Service

Delft police roadblock leads to rescue of kidnapped victim after a business robbery
Delft police roadblock leads to rescue of kidnapped victim after a business robbery

Mounting police roadblocks at strategic locations is proving effective with the arrest of a kidnapping and business robbery suspect as well as the rescue of a kidnapping victim in Delft on Saturday.

Police reports indicate that on Saturday afternoon, 10 June 2023, a 35-year-old man was kidnapped from a family business in Diepriver after the shop was robbed by three male suspects.

A getaway vehicle was identified when the incident was reported.

Later in the day the same vehicle drove towards a police roadblock mounted by Delft SAPS members on Symphony Way. Upon noticing the roadblock, the driver made a U-turn and sped off.

The vigilant police officials gave chase.

Three occupants managed to flee but the police apprehended the driver and rescued the kidnapping victim who was still in the vehicle.

The vehicle that had false registration plates was impounded by police.

The 35-year-old arrested driver is in custody and the search for the three suspects that fled continues.

SAPS Newsroom

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