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Kidnapped Chinese businessman released
Chinese businessman Kenneth Lou, who was kidnapped while making deliveries on Saturday, has been released. Lou, of San Fernando, told police officers he was released in Piarco around midnight on Saturday. Immediately after his release Lou visited the police station, where he made a report and was questioned by officers of the Anti-Kidnapping Squad.
Lou was taken to hospital for a medical examination, but told investigators he was not beaten by his abductors. Police reports stated that around 10 am on Saturday, Lou, who is in his early 30s, had just delivered items at a business place in Claxton Bay.
Two armed men rushed to his van and bundled him into the back, then drove off with him. Police believe the men used Lou’s van as a getaway vehicle after robbing a family not too far from the area of the kidnapping. Lou’s family was contacted on Saturday afternoon by men who demanded a $200,000 ransom for his release, police said.
Lou’s van had not been found up to late yesterday. There were also no arrests. Superintendents Baldeo Nanan and Johnny Abraham are heading investigations.
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