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Kidnappings soar in Mexico as drug gangs seek new income
submitted by Gretchen Wright in crime from CityTools members
Daniel Escobedo was driving to school when he stopped for what he thought was a security check at a roadblock in the Mexican city of Juarez , across the border from El Paso, Texas . Worried about being late for class, he hurriedly handed his driver's license to the two uniformed men, who he thought were police officers. Moments later, two dar....(more) (added: Apr 24, 2008 at 07:23 am)

New crime fad: Exploiting Real Fears With ‘Virtual Kidnappings’
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The phone call begins with the cries of an anguished child calling for a parent: “Mama! Papa!” The youngster’s sobs are quickly replaced by a husky male voice that means business. “We’ve got your child,” he says in rapid-fire Spanish, usually adding an expletive for effect and then rattling off a list of demands that might include cash or jewels ....(more) (added: Apr 29, 2008 at 10:13 am)

Police: Florida woman lied about kidnapping to skip work
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida Panhandle woman is accused of making up a lie about being kidnapped so she wouldn't have to return to her job as a night shift nursing assistant.... (added: Aug 21, 2015 at 01:42 pm)

Militants kidnap 400 students, others in Pakistan
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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Taliban militants in northwest Pakistan kidnapped up to 400 students from a military-run college, with teachers and relatives, on Monday as they were traveling in mini-buses, police said. (added: Jun 01, 2009 at 11:20 am)

Kidnapping for ransom leads San Jose police on frantic hunt, wild rescue
submitted by M Walker in crime from CityTools members
An apparent kidnapping-for-ransom set San Jose police on a frantic hunt for the kidnappers and their victim. It ended when police arrested several suspects and the victim -- who had been bound with duct tape -- threw himself out a second floor window. (added: Nov 07, 2010 at 07:46 am)

Foreign aid worker kidnapped in central Kabul
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KABUL (Reuters) - Armed men kidnapped a foreign aid worker, believed to be German, in downtown Kabul on Monday, the latest in a spate of attacks on foreign targets at a time of declining security in the Afghan capital. (added: Aug 17, 2015 at 05:42 am)

Colma police looking for suspect in Halloween night kidnapping, attempted sexual assault
submitted by Gretchen Wright in crime from CityTools members
A "bold" attack on a young woman walking back from a Halloween party early Thursday morning has Colma police searching for a man now suspected of kidnapping and attempted sexual assault. The incident occurred shortly after 1 a.m. in the 1600 block of Mission Road, a commercial area of Colma near some of the town's cemetery grounds, a....(more) (added: Nov 02, 2007 at 11:08 pm)

12-year-old girl San Jose kidnapped
submitted by Lisa in crime from CityTools members
A 12-year-old San Jose girl walking home from the store with her kid sister was kidnapped and possibly sexually assaulted today before she was able to get free, police said. The girl was grabbed off the street around 2:17 p.m. near Gardendale Drive and Barbara Way. The sister ran home and alerted her mother, ....(more) (added: Oct 09, 2007 at 12:40 am)

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