Car sale leads to alleged kidnapping

Last updated 13:45 18/01/2013

Relevant offers

Hawke's Bay

Council plans to fight rising sea levels threaten Kiwi seaside property dream Man wanted after Napier hit-and-run is arrested Napier Council dog pound gets pulled up for major non-compliance 'For us it was too late' - but barriers could save other lives, says mum Minivan with 11 people on board crashes in Napier What we make: The art of brewing at Zeelandt Napier police seek man with history of violent offending Surf life saving - a 55-year family passion for the ocean Police seek help over suspicious Hastings rubbish bin fire Best weather saved for Anniversary Day in Wellington

Four men allegedly kidnapped a man and stole his ute at gunpoint after a car deal went badly wrong last night.

Police say the four Gisborne men put a Hilux ute up for sale on Trade Me in December. 

In January, they swapped the ute for a Nissan Skyline owned by an Opotiki man. The vehicles were exchanged, but the Nissan Skyline recently broke down.

The owner of the Nissan met with the four men in Opotiki last night to collect the wallet he had left in the vehicle.

Police allege the four men decided they wanted their Hilux ute back and kidnapped the victim and stole the ute at gunpoint. He was allegedly dropped off unharmed last night near Hell's Gate.

Detective Sergeant Theo Akroyd said Gisborne police arrested the four men last night after being alerted by the victim.

The men aged 20, 22 and 17 are facing charges of aggravated robbery, kidnapping and unlawful possession of a firearm after they were arrested last night. 

They are due to appear in the Gisborne District Court this afternoon.

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Special offers
Opinion poll

How many coffees do you have a day?

5 or even more

3-4

2

1

Anything from 1-5.

Don't touch the stuff.

Vote Result

Related story: Coffee as we know it at risk of dying

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content