Kidnapping ordeal started with online chat
A MAN who was the victim of an alleged extortion and kidnapping south of Brisbane yesterday, told police he was lured to a home by a woman he met on social media.
Three people were held in custody overnight over the alleged kidnapping which allegedly occurred when a 27-year-old Everton Park man went to a Crestmead address yesterday morning.
Police said the man had arranged to visit the house in Hakea St after talking to a woman online for more than a month.
Police said when he arrived, he was met by the woman and two men who allegedly drugged him and forced him into a car.
Police said he was driven to a nearby Woodridge ATM where he was forced to withdraw money from his bank account before he was let go.
The victim, who called police immediately, told officers he had been forced to sign over his BMW.
Three people were taken into custody a short time later.
A 21-year-old Beenleigh woman, a 32-year-old Beenleigh man and a 32-year-old Crestmead man were charged with kidnapping, armed robbery and extortion along with charges related to stealing a vehicle and possessing dangerous drugs.
All three are due to face Beenleigh Magistrates Court today.