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Lithuanian police have freed a Polish citizen who was kidnapped for ransom and also detained his kidnappers, the Criminal Police Bureau said on Tuesday.
Police free Polish citizen kidnapped for ransom
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Lithuanian police received information on Jan 7 from the Polish police's Central Bureau of Investigation about a Polish citizen kidnapped in Lithuanian for ransom. The Polish citizen arrived in Lithuania for business matters on Jan 4-5 and disappeared.

It was later determined that the Pole was kidnapped using violence and his kidnappers were demanding 20,000 euros for his release.

Lithuanian police identified the suspects and carried out a rescue operation on Jan 8. The suspects, both Lithuanian citizens born in 1994 and 1991, were detained.

The Polish man was found and provided psychological and physical assistance. He was held at several locations and eventually taken to abandoned premises in Vilnius County where he was subsequently freed by Lithuanian police officers.

The kidnapping suspects are facing prison terms of up to 4 years for kidnapping and up to 10 years for large-scale extortion.

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