Six arrested for small town abduction

Arrest (Photo: Politie) policeArrest (Photo: Politie)

The police arrested six people in connection with the kidnapping of a 53-year-old man in the small Dutch town of Nunspeet in December. The arrests were made on Wednesday, the police said in a statement. So far no information was released about the motive for the kidnapping.

The suspects are two men from Breda age 50 and 29, two from Tilburg age 36 and 30, a 59-year-old from Rotterdam and a 67-year-old man from Alphen aan den Rijn. Seven homes in Breda, Tilburg, Oss, Rotterdam and Alphen aan den Rijn were raided. A number of items were seized, including two firearms.

The victim, a man from Doornspijk near Nunspeet, was abducted on December 2nd. A neighbor filmed him getting out of his car with his hands tied behind his back and being forced into a BMW, that drove off with the man inside. A van involved in the abduction was found on a carpool location in Nunspeet and the BMW was later found burnt out in Overlangel near Oss.

The victim was released in a secluded spot in Drunen, Brabant several hours after the abduction. He made his way home and called the police.

The police traced the six suspects after two of the victim's business partners reported being extorted. Both these men from Ridderkerk pressed charges in January.