An elderly British man and his wife were abducted by at least four armed men from their Philippine resort who dragged and taken the couple by motorboat.
The armed men dragged 70-year-old Allan Hyrons and his wife Wilma Hyrons out of a cabin at their Tukuran resort at dusk on Friday and loaded them into two boats that fled in opposite directions, police said Cpl. Jairus delos Reyes.
Several young men who drank at a nearby bar witnessed the kidnapping, police said.
Two of the suspects were checked into the coastal resort the day before the kidnapping, and police spokesman Maj Helen Galvez told The Guardian:
Allan has dual citizenship and has been living in Zamboanga del Sur since 201
"They own many real estate and businesses so they always move. The suspects have been waiting for the victims to arrive at the resort, "said Galvez.
According to CNN Philippines, local officials consider a" personal grudge "as a possible reason for the kidnapping.
Almost $ 20,000 in favor rewarded information about the whereabouts of the couple are offered by the local authorities.