'Kidnap express' gang hold mother and boy, 5
24 April 2006, BARCELONA — A group of armed and masked men kidnapped a wealthy young mother and her five-year-old son.
24 April 2006
BARCELONA — A group of armed and masked men kidnapped a wealthy young mother and her five-year-old son.
The gang, armed with pistols, burst into the house in Matadepera, near Barcelona, just after 7.30am.
They attacked the woman's husband and an employee, before kidnapping the 25-year-old and her son.
The mother and son were found safe and sound a few hours later in San Sugat, a few kilometres from their home.
Police said the kidnappers were thought to belong to a well-organised gang who demand ransoms are paid quickly from the victims' relatives and are dubbed 'kidnap-express'.
The kidnappers also stole two Mercedes owned by the family.
Police were hunting the gang.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news