Man due in court for tiger kidnapping

Man due in court for tiger kidnapping

A man is due to be charged in connection with the tiger kidnapping of a post office worker and his wife and child in Co Louth over two years ago.

The man and his family were abducted from their home in Drogheda on August 1st 2011 by a group of men, at least one of whom was believed to be armed.

He was ordered to take cash from the Post Office at West St. in Drogheda and hand it over to the gang the following morning.

The man's wife and child were released unharmed at lunchtime that day in Damastown in West Dublin.

A 32-year-old man was arrested in connection with the crime in Dublin this morning.

He is due before Drogheda District Court this afternoon.

"Tiger" kidnapping is so called because it involves the coercing of a third party to perform a crime, and is named after its predatory nature.


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