Kidnapped boy found, woman arrested

2013-08-21 20:14

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Johannesburg - A woman was arrested in Burgersfort, Limpopo, on Wednesday in connection with the kidnapping of a 10-year-old boy, police said.

The boy was taken around 16:00 on Tuesday afternoon near his home in Vergelegen village by a man who asked for directions, police spokesperson Ronel Otto said.

"A few hours after the boy was taken his parents received a text message demanding R10 000 for the child to be returned home safe," said Otto.

The parents alerted police and an arrangement was made for the money to be paid into an account number provided by the kidnapper.

"Police arrested a woman at an ATM in Burgersfort trying to withdraw the money," said Otto.

The boy was found unscathed near the ATM and police were searching for a second suspect believed to have been involved in the kidnapping.

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