Pizza leads police to kidnappers

2012-12-31 22:46
Police have been able to track down and free a businessman held hostage for two weeks after his kidnappers ordered a pizza. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Police have been able to track down and free a businessman held hostage for two weeks after his kidnappers ordered a pizza. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Rome - Police in Italy on Monday were able to track down and free a businessman held hostage for two weeks after his kidnappers ordered a pizza, local media reported.

Andrea Calevo, whose family owns a construction firm in the north-western province of La Spezia, was taken from his home by three masked men brandishing a gun on 16 December.

The 31-year-old was held in chains in the cellar of a nearby town. The kidnappers had demanded a ransom of €8m ($10m), which was never paid, investigators said.

Police monitoring suspect phone calls were eventually able to locate the hideout when the captors ordered pizzas for delivery, the online edition of daily Corriere della Sera reported.

Three men, including a fellow businessman and an Albanian labourer, were arrested in the police raid.
- SAPA
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