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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)

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Kidnapped New Hampshire teen waited to name her captor
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New details emerged about the 2013 kidnapping of a New Hampshire teenager, who waited until a week after she was returned in July to reveal her alleged captor’s identity, according to court papers. (added: Nov 13, 2014 at 09:42 am)

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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)

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5-year-old Utah girl kidnapped from her bedroom
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Police with search dogs on Friday arrested a Utah man accused of trying to abduct a sleeping 5-year-old girl from her bed in the dead of night in a kidnapping foiled only because the child's stepfather awakened to the sound of the front door opening. (added: Nov 07, 2014 at 08:42 pm)

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N. Korean student escaped kidnap attempt in Paris
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PARIS (AP) — A North Korean student with family ties to the regime has escaped a kidnapping bid in Paris, where he was studying, and is now in hiding. (added: Nov 22, 2014 at 05:42 am)

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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)

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Kidnapping for ransom leads San Jose police on frantic hunt, wild rescue
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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)

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Nigeria journalist puts faces to girls kidnapped by Boko Haram
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By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a Nigerian growing up in the United States, Chika Oduah was always fascinated by her homeland and frustrated by the global indifference to the appalling treatment of women in many parts of West Africa. Born in Nigeria but raised from the age of two in privileged circumstances in Atlanta,....(more) (added: Nov 19, 2014 at 12:42 am)

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Colma police looking for suspect in Halloween night kidnapping, attempted sexual assault
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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)

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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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