12/09/2008

Three Held After Belfast 'Tiger Kidnapping'

Police in Belfast are questioning three men in connection with a so-called 'tiger kidnapping' in the city.

The brother of a bank worker was kidnapped yesterday morning, with his captors forcing the man's sister to hand over a sum of cash.

Subsequent police searches in north Belfast discovered the money, and three men were arrested.

The hostage was left unhurt but shaken from his experience, and police have appealed for information regarding the incident.

Tiger kidnappings have became increasing common in Northern Ireland. The term derives from the way the robbers stalk their victim before striking.

(PR/JM)

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