Brave Kidnapped Woman In Daring Petrol Station Escape

Story ByJohn FengSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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This is the moment a brave kidnap victim makes a daring escape from her abductors’ car at a petrol station, saving herself and her younger sister.

The incident took place at the Sinopec Dagang Bridge Filling Station in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province in East China, on 10th April, with the woman and her sister having allegedly been kidnapped by two male suspects from their home.

Footage shows a Chinese-made BYD people carrier entering the petrol station at 6:12am local time, with the vehicle parking by the pumps and preparing to fill up.

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Station attendant Lin Wei, 48, can be seen preparing the order when the back door suddenly swings open and the woman comes running out.

She runs towards Lin and points her fingers at the car before a figure slams the back door shut and the people carrier drives away.

Lin recalled: “I heard a loud scream saying: ‘Robbery! Help me!’ and turned around to see the woman running towards me.

“When she jumped from the car, a man sitting in the back seat tried to grab her but didn’t manage to. The car door closed and the vehicle sped away from the petrol station.

“She said: ‘Uncle, help me. They want to kill me.’

“‘There are two people in the car with knives. And my sister – they want to kill her too.’

“Her face and hands were covered in blood. Her neck, arms, and torso were covered in tape.

“I could feel she was in severe shock.”

CCTV footage shows the woman collapsing on the ground and sobbing heavily after the escape. She is later led into the shop and given water, with employees then calling the police.

The victim, who is from Guizhou Province in south-western China, revealed she lives in a residential district nearby.

She claimed she and her sister were kidnapped by the two men, one of whom she knew as her younger sister’s classmate.

She did not know the second alleged kidnapper.

She said they took her bank card and withdrew more than 30,000 RMB (3,400 GBP) from her Alipay online payment account.

They were about to disappear via the motorway after filling up the car, but she took the opportunity to escape when they parked at the petrol station.

Local authorities said they tracked the car and arrested the suspects, freeing the woman’s little sister in the process.

However, they have yet to release any names as an investigation into the matter continues.

Lin, who is deputy manager of the petrol station, said: “This is the first time I’ve ever seen anything like this in nine years as an attendant.”

John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.

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