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Man escapes alleged kidnap in Whangarei

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 1/08/2016

A Whangarei man has managed to flee after a group of people allegedly kidnapped him in his own car.

Four people, including one armed with a knife, ordered the 28-year-old into the passenger seat of his car on Sunday afternoon before driving off and assaulting him a number of times, police say.

But he was eventually able to jump from the car and a member of the public came to his aid.

A 28-year-old man and three women, aged 15, 19 and 22, have been arrested and charged with aggravated robbery, kidnapping, theft and unlawfully taking a motor car.

The adults are all expected to face Whangarei District Court, while the 15-year-old is due to front the Youth Court.

Police are still searching for a black 2001 BMW Sedan.

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