File picture: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters
File picture: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

Police release details of businessman Liaqat Parker's kidnapping

By Marvin Charles Time of article published Jul 9, 2018

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Cape Town -  Five men are being sought by police in connection with the kidnapping of 65-year old businessman Liaqat Parker.

“SAPS Western Cape provincial detectives are seeking the assistance of the public in tracing the whereabouts of a 65-year-old businessman, who was allegedly kidnapped by five unknown males at his business this morning at about 09.10 am,” police spokesperson FC Van Wyk said.   

It is believed that Parker was driving into the basement of his business premises in Parow when an unknown double cab LDV followed him. 

At the gate, the suspects forced the security guard into the toilet at gunpoint, before taking  his cellular telephone and locking him in. 

They proceeded to the basement where they forced the businessman into their vehicle and drove off in an unknown direction.

Van Wyk said a case of armed robbery and kidnapping is being investigated. Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the Parker family said they are “devastated”.  The family has requested that anyone with information contact 021 595 3000. 

The public can also  contact the investigation officer,  Detective Constable Chesron de Vries on 082 493 8472 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111

Cape Argus

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