Kidnapping
Kidnapping

‘BMW or your fingers’: Honey trap victim’s 10 hour terror

A BRISBANE man allegedly lured into a honey trap over social media and kidnapped was forced to sign over his new BMW or lose his fingers, police will allege.

The hapless victim, 27, who met his alleged tormentor on Facebook, was allegedly drugged, threatened with amputation and forced to withdraw cash at knifepoint south of Brisbane during the 10-hour ordeal.

Beenleigh's Ravyn Ann Roope, 21, and Shane Nicholas Hodges, 32, and Kevin John Cunningham, 32, of Crestmead, have been charged with kidnapping, extortion, armed robbery and theft.

Police allege Roope had been chatting online with the victim, of Everton Park, for a month before he agreed to catch up.

Ravyn Ann Roope, 21, has been charged over her alleged role in the kidnapping of a 27-year-old Brisbane man.
Ravyn Ann Roope, 21, has been charged over her alleged role in the kidnapping of a 27-year-old Brisbane man.

Police claim on Tuesday morning they met at a home on Hakea St, Crestmead, where he was offered a blue liquid in a syringe by Roope and Cunningham.

It is alleged the unknown substance quickly knocked him out and it was hours before he woke up.

When he woke, it was dark and his keys, phone and $150 in cash were missing, police claim.

The group allegedly demanded he sign over ownership of his 2018 BMW sedan.

When he refused, Hodges allegedly held a knife against the man's neck and told him he would "lose a finger" every five minutes that he refused to comply, which he did.

Police will allege Hodges then said, "I will drop you home, if you try to run I will go into bulldog mode and you are dead".

He was forced at knifepoint into a Toyota Prado, allegedly stolen in NSW, and made to write down his bank PINs.

The trio allegedly drove him to an ATM at a shopping centre on Wembley Rd, Logan, and forced him to withdraw a total of $2000.

The man's account became blocked and, when he tried to show his phone, Cunningham allegedly said, "just cut his finger off and use it to open the phone".

The victim was kicked out of the car at traffic signals and told to catch a cab home.

Instead, he ran to a 7-Eleven and called police.

Roope and Hodges were found shortly after at a nearby McDonald's, while Cunningham was arrested separately.

The victim was unhurt.

Roope is also facing drug offences over the incident.

All three had their matters mentioned in Beenleigh Magistrates Court yesterday but did not appear or apply for bail.

They will return on August 14.



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