Arab News – The alleged mastermind behind the kidnapping of a two-year-old Saudi girl who was found in Riyadh on Tuesday, is a “dangerous and high profile” criminal, according to the police.
Col. Fawaz Al-Maiman, spokesman of the Riyadh police, said officers had to conduct their operations carefully when they arrested the man at his apartment in Riyadh, to ensure the safety of the victim Juri Al-Khalidi. The suspect, reportedly a Saudi national, was armed and had narcotics in his possession, Al-Maiman reportedly told local media.
Al-Maiman said a Syrian national and an Ethiopian maid were arrested in connection with the crime. The maid had apparently been caring for the child in the apartment.
Al-Maiman reportedly said that Juri had been returned to her mother after doctors had conducted tests on her. She was kidnapped more than 10 days ago from a hospital in the east of Riyadh.
A source said that her parents increased the reward for her safe return from SR1 million to SR6 million a few hours before she was rescued.
Al-Maiman said that the police had raided the department after receiving a tip-off. Surveillance cameras also helped to trace the criminal, he said.
Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar had reportedly been overseeing the case to track down the culprits.


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