Three men abducted in Freeport

Two Freeport fam­i­lies are ap­peal­ing for the pub­lic's help in find­ing three men who were ab­duct­ed on Sun­day out­side their homes.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, Shaz­ard Ho­sein, 29, Aaron Roop­nar­ine, 19 and his broth­er Sunil Roop­nar­ine, 23 were at a par­lour in Uquire Road, Freeport when a car and a van pulled up around 4 pm.

Two men armed with guns got out of the car and ran in­to the par­lour, de­mand­ing the shop­keep­er hand over cig­a­rettes and mon­ey.

Ho­sein's broth­er Rocky told Guardian Me­dia that the shop­keep­er hand­ed over car­tons of cig­a­rettes but told the men he did not have any mon­ey.

The men took the cig­a­rettes and ran out.

How­ev­er, they ran back in­to the par­lour less than a minute af­ter and asked which one of the men was Aaron.

They then bun­dled the Roop­nar­ine broth­ers and Ho­sein in­to the car and sped off.

Rocky said a re­port was made to the Freeport Po­lice Sta­tion but up un­til press time, no ran­som was de­mand­ed.

Sunil is the fa­ther of three young chil­dren while Ho­sein is en­gaged to be mar­ried.

Rocky said the three were tak­ing part in Phag­wa cel­e­bra­tions in the com­mu­ni­ty and had been pitch­ing mar­bles with chil­dren min­utes be­fore the in­ci­dent.

He sent out an emo­tion­al plea for his broth­er's safe re­turn.

"Who­ev­er has him please let him come home safe­ly, he is not in­volved in any­thing with any­body - any­one in the pub­lic can come in­to our vil­lage and ask about these boys, they are very good peo­ple," he said.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion on the where­abouts of the men is be­ing asked to con­tact the Freeport Po­lice Sta­tion at 673-0027 or the near­est po­lice sta­tion.

- Sharlene Rampersad

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