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Kidnap victim freed near UWI

Published: 
Monday, September 11, 2017

Nine hours after Clint Beharry was kidnapped from his Pleasantville home on Saturday, he was set free along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway.

Beharry, part owner of the Born Free Recreation Club, was picked up by police near The University of the West Indies’ St Augustine Campus around 8 pm on Saturday night. Investigators said the $100,000 ransom demanded for his release was not paid.

Four gunmen, two of them wearing tactical police clothing, entered Beharry’s Blitz Village home around 11 am and stole $14,000. Video footage showed the gunmen escorting a handcuffed Beharry out and putting him into a silver Nissan AD wagon.

Southern Division police and the Anti Kidnapping Squad began a search for the gunmen, who they said were “fake officers” and who they deemed “armed and dangerous.” Up to yesterday the men had not been found.

In 2010, Beharry was a witness to the murders of his brother Rennie, 29 and friend, Kwasi Preddy, 25, during a shooting at the bar. Ryan Straiker is currently before the court charged with those killings.

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