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Hunt on for two gunmen who kidnapped Manchester businessmen

Published:Saturday | March 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:

The Manchester police have intensified their investigations into the kidnapping of two businessmen in the parish on Thursday. Both men were found unharmed and released after the police foiled the ransom drop.

One suspect was arrested in connection with the crime, while the police continue the hunt for the two gunmen believed to be responsible.

Head of the Manchester police, Superintendent Wayne Cameron, reported that the two businessmen were held up by gunmen at a house and taken into bushes.

According to Cameron, one of the gunmen made contact with the wife of one of the businessmen demanding a ransom of $1 million.




She withdrew the money and then left it at a location in the town of Mandeville, as per the instructions of the kidnappers.

One man showed up to retrieve the money and was arrested by an undercover police on location.

According to the police, the man who was arrested is believed to be a member of a Grey Ground gang and was picked up last week, along with 12 other men, after a cordon and search operation in the Grey Ground community.

The police are still looking for two other men who escaped from the building where the businessmen were held and found unharmed.

Due to the sensitivity of the case, the police said they could not divulge any additional information concerning the men and their businesses.

The superintendent is appealing to persons to be mindful of their surroundings when transacting business, particularly when withdrawing large sums of cash.

Urging the cooperation of the citizens, he added that the members of his team are resolute in bringing the criminals to justice and preventing future occurrences.