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News Release

Friday, April 18, 2003

Media Relations

Arrest Made in Kidnap for Ransom Investigation


Los Angeles: On April 17, 2003 at approximately 7:45 a.m., three male suspects impersonating police officers entered the victim’s residence and kidnapped the victim’s wife and daughter. The Victim’s wife and daughter were held for ransom. The suspects demanded a substantial amount of money for the safe release of victim’s wife and daughter. The victim drove to his place of employment and attempted to obtain the ransom money. The follow-up investigation resulted in the arrest of one suspect.

On April 18, 2003 at approximately 1:00 p.m. the victim’s wife and daughter were located at 13020 San Fernando Road, in Foothill Area. Both victim’s were unharmed.

Arrestee information: Kaven Kamyab, 40 years-old, a resident of Los Angeles.

This investigation is on-going any information on the identity of the outstanding suspects should be forwarded to Robbery Homicide Division personnel at 213-485-2511. On weekends and during off-hours, please contact the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Grace Brady, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.