A businessman from the Orange Walk District is lucky to be alive tonight after he was allegedly abducted by two men while driving back home to Orange Walk after traveling to the Village of San Joaquin in the Corozal District to drop off some workers.


According to Officer Commanding the Orange Walk Police Formation, Superintendent Selvin Tillett they received the call of the kidnapping at around 12:30 Monday morning. Police immediately organized a search party and combed the entire area between the Villages of San Roman and San Jose in Orange Walk District.


During the search authorities found the victim’s pickup truck parked on the side of the road facing the Village of Douglas and a further search of the area led to the victim who was hiding in a farm located about 300 meters from where the vehicle was found.


Screen_Shot_2016-03-14_at_8.21.05_PMSuperintendent Selvin Tillette – Commanding Officer Orange Walk Police formation


“The investigations reveal that about 10:45pm on the 13th of March whilst the victim was returning from San Joaquin village, Corozal District in his pickup passing the San Pablo R.C. School he slowed down to cross the bump, a 22 male Hispanic person jumped into the pan of the pick up wearing a black shirt and with khaki pants, low haircut and another one wearing a black shirt, black three quarter pants pull out a fire arm and ordered the male person to proceed to Douglas Village, the person fear for his life did what was ordered to do and reaching the riverside of the said village, Douglas was once again ordered to turn the vehicle and head them out toward the Village and on his way out he managed to throw himself out of the moving vehicle and escape into the cane field where he allegedly heard gun shots thereafter, he was later located in the area by the Orange Walk police who responded to said report.”


The victim received no injuries and tonight he is safe at home and while reports are that the abductors called the family

with a ransom, Tillett says no such call was received.


Superintendent Selvin Tillette – Commanding Officer Orange Walk Police formation


“They were not contacted because as we got the report we responded immediately and probably the person or persons did not had any time and felt threatened and due to the victim who escaped from them.”


Mrs. Carmeltia Perez - CTV3 Reporter


“How did police find out about the attempt kidnapping, did you all received a call from the family or from the victim himself, how did that happened?”


Superintendent Selvin Tillette – Commanding Officer Orange Walk Police formation


“We received a call from the family saying that they had received a call from him that he is hiding from an unknown area because he was just being kidnapped.”


Mrs. Carmeltia Perez - CTV3 Reporter


“Was he driving when he got out of the vehicle?”


Superintendent Selvin Tillette – Commanding Officer Orange Walk Police formation


“At this point I am not certain because I have not gotten a statement.”


Mrs. Carmeltia Perez - CTV3 Reporter


“Sir, is there any indication as to why the alleged kidnappers decided for him to turn back the vehicle and head back to the village?”


Superintendent Selvin Tillette – Commanding Officer Orange Walk Police formation


“We are still wondering why, I don’t see a motive for that but as I said we have to give a thorough investigation because more likely I think they would be moving to the Mexican side or had the intention to turn back but I don’t know what is the reason.”


Mrs. Carmeltia Perez - CTV3 Reporter


“These two individuals that try to kidnap this Orange Walk resident, is there any type of identification for them as yet, any nationality as yet?”


Superintendent Selvin Tillette – Commanding Officer Orange Walk Police formation


“As I mentioned earlier that is all we have nothing else, the victim doesn’t know them according to him he doesn’t recognize none of them but at this moment police is arguably trying to investigate and to get to the bottom of this and we would appreciate if anybody in the public has any information who can assist the police in solving this latest incident please come forward and give us the vital information.”


Police are still combing the area for expended shells since the victim claims that shots were fired. So far no one has been detained and the matter is under intense investigation.

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