In connection to a kidnapping, police arrested two people.
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- Police have rescued a kidnapped 3-year-old from group who had demanded R1 million ransom for her release.
- The girl was kidnapped at school last week by a woman who was pretending to be her minder.
- The girl was found unharmed and reunited with her family.
A group of kidnappers who thought they would make off with a million rand were instead arrested, and a little girl reunited with her family. Last week, a young girl pretending to be the childminder kidnapped her 3-year-old daughter at Springs, Ekurhuleni school.
According to Gauteng police, the kidnappers demanded a R1 million ransom for her safe release. On Monday evening, kidnappers arrived at an area close to Eastgate Mall in order to pay ransom. The kidnappers didn’t want to get money. Instead, police and emergency service officers met them. They rescued the little girl.
Police spokesperson Colonel Athlenda Mathe said:
As soon as the suspects arrived to collect the ransom money, the team swooped in on the four suspects and rescued the little girl.
Four people were arrested and are expected to appear in court soon.
The child was unharmed after being reunited with her family. Two unlicensed firearms and cars were also seized on the spot. The rescue operation was commended by General Fannie Masemola,
” Well done to all who ensured that the girl returned home safe and sound. It is clear that the team has paid for their sleepless nights. This will definitely deter others from engaging in criminality like this. Masemola stated that we are closing in on these syndicates. Their days are indeed over.”
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