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Bacolod City, Philippines Tuesday, July 30, 2013
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Cops probe kidnap claim

The wife of a seafarer was kidnapped allegedly by a man who got into her car after she had brought her child to a private school in Bacolod City, early morning yesterday.

Bacolod City Police Office, acting officer-in-charge, Senior Supt. Edgardo Ordaniel said they are still investigating the report. “We will investigate it first as it is premature to say if there was a kidnapping or not,” he said.

The man, who allegedly kidnapped the woman, did not ask for any ransom, Ordaniel said.

He said witnesses saw a man getting into the Mitsubishi Adventure, minutes after the child of the victim, whose name was not disclosed, had gotten off the car and went inside the school at about 7 a.m.

Station 2 policemen conducted several investigations after receiving a report from a concerned citizen that a woman had been kidnapped by a man. The investigations disclosed that the suspect had already freed the woman, and the vehicle was recovered near a lodging house in Brgy. Bata, Bacolod.

“Jun”, not his true name, the assigned room boy of the lodging house where the woman was allegedly kept, said that a man and a woman had checked in at about 8:20 a.m. and stayed for 50 minutes.

When they checked out, the man who was behind the driver’s seat paid the bills, and the woman was the one driving the car, “Jun” added.

However he did not see either the face of the man or the woman because the car was tinted. He added that if the woman had been kidnapped, she could have shouted for help when they checked out.

Ordaniel said the man brought the woman to her house in a subdivision in Bacolod but her car was left near the lodging house in Brgy. Bata.*SGG

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