Late on Friday we posted about the couple who were kidnapped on St. Kitts early that morning, October 28. On Saturday SKNVibes reported that police forces recovered Gilda Rawlins-Vaughan, the wife of the FirstCaribbean Bank employee, around 5:00 am on October 29.
…SKNVibes received a press release from the Communications Unit of the Prime Minister, which stated that DPC Liburd said the operation was launched at 3:15 a.m., and after being rescued the victim was immediately taken to the Joseph N. France General Hospital where she was medically examined and later released.
In a text message, husband of the kidnap victim, Larry Vaughan said, “Thanks to everyone who had us in their prayers. Gilda was extracted from a raid this morning and four were apprehended.”
Information reaching SKNVibes yesterday indicated that criminals had kidnapped the Vaughans and demanded that the husband go to the FirstCaribbean International Bank where he is employed and return with an undisclosed sum of money before his wife would be released.
The release noted that the two men had entered the Vaughans’ Sea View Housing residence and removed them from the premises. And at about 5:30 a.m. [on Oct 28] the husband was released on the Kim Collins Highway.
“The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force expresses thanks to all those who have assisted in the investigation and the safe return of the victim. The Security Forces regret the action of the perpetrators and the stress caused to the victims and family as well as the unfounded speculations that ensued,” the release read.