3-year-old child kidnapped in TKO Plaza rescued, two female suspects arrested after ransom demand of HK$5.14 million

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4th July 2024 – (Hong Kong) Law enforcement officials received a report from a concerned citizen yesterday (July 3rd) at 4.30pm, indicating that a 3-year-old boy had been abducted by an unidentified man at TKO Plaza in Tseung Kwan O. After conducting preliminary investigations, authorities successfully rescued the child early this morning at 5.25am in Tseung Kwan O, leading to the arrest of two women linked to the case.

Photographs circulating online reveal that the kidnapper left behind a warning letter at the scene, cautioning against reporting the incident if the family desired the child’s safety. Additionally, the letter included a Telegram account for communication purposes. A screenshot of a conversation further indicated that the kidnapper demanded a ransom of US$660,000 worth of USDT (approximately HK$5.14 million) from the boy’s family. The kidnapper instructed the family to deposit the cryptocurrency into a specified encrypted account, stating that they would not reconnect until the USDT was received.

The perpetrators are believed to have hidden the child in the nearby apartment, The Wings.