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Man's car recovered after abduction

09/11/2010
A red Vauxhall Vectra stolen by offenders after they abducted the owner and forced him to open a Cash and Carry has been recovered.
 
A member of the public saw the car in the Vale of Belvoir, and notified police after seeing appeals in the media. The vehicle has since been recovered for forensic examination. 
 
The victim was forced into his car in Wolds Drive, Keyworth, around 6pm on Wednesday (3 November).

He was then driven to the Booker cash and carry store in Gonerby Hill Foot, Grantham, where he was made to open the premises.
 
The offenders stole a large quantity of cigarettes and drove away in a white Mercedes Sprinter van with the employee still with them.

He was eventually released uninjured, in a field near Redmile, in Leicestershire around 9pm.
 
Detectives are continuing to examine CCTV footage and are liasing with officers in Lincolnshire as enquiries are ongoing.
 
Detective Chief Inspector Tony Heydon said: “We are grateful for the public’s help so far but we are still keen to speak to anyone who saw the red Vauxhall Vectra travelling in convoy with a silver-coloured 4 x 4 between Nottingham and Grantham.
 
“This may trigger people’s memories about seeing the car or those in either vehicle. We are still appealing to anyone who saw anything or who has any information about the abduction or robbery.

”Crimes like this are extremely rare but it has still been a traumatic experience for the victim and we need to find whoever did this as soon as possible.”

Booker is offering a £10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
 
Anyone with information about this incident should contact Nottinghamshire Police on 0300 300 9999 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 

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