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Arms shopkeeper Barry Lathwell (photo) thought he would die after being abducted by masked men and forced back into his shop where they had stolen more than 100 guns

Grandfather & # 39; thought he would die & # 39; after burglars & a traffic accident to kidnap him and gain access to his gun shop & # 39;

  • Grandfather feared for his life after he was abducted and forced into his gun shop
  • Barry Lathwell was kidnapped after leaving his gun shop and forced back inside
  • It is believed that the thieves took over 100 weapons when Mr. Lathwell was bound
  • The men managed to kidnap Mr. Lathwell by organizing a traffic accident in Perth
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An 81-year-old arms dealer thought he would die after being abducted by masked men and forced back into his shop where they had stolen more than 100 guns.

Barry Lathwell said the masked men told him they would kill him after they had organized a traffic accident to get him on the street on Wednesday.

CCTV footage shows how Mr. Lathwell leaves his Beckenham firearm shop Barry & Sons Firearms in Perth and is followed by a white van, Perth now reported.

Arms shopkeeper Barry Lathwell (photo) thought he would die after being abducted by masked men and forced back into his shop where they had stolen more than 100 guns

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Arms shopkeeper Barry Lathwell (photo) thought he would die after being abducted by masked men and forced back into his shop where they had stolen more than 100 guns

Another CCTV camera captured the moment when the van deliberately bumped into the back of its car at a traffic light.

When Mr. Lathwell stopped to exchange details, he was caught and bundled in the van.

& # 39; They have silver handcuffs around me, on my hands, they have tied my legs together, and they have a dirty old mop, I can smell it, it was covered in oil or something and stuck it on my head, & # 39; he said.

The men wore masks and knives before they drove Mr. Lathwell back to his gun shop where they then went on to steal more than 100 guns.

Barry Lathwell said the masked men told him they were going to kill him after they had organized a traffic accident to get him on the street on Wednesday

Barry Lathwell said the masked men told him they were going to kill him after they had organized a traffic accident to get him on the street on Wednesday

Barry Lathwell said the masked men told him they were going to kill him after they had organized a traffic accident to get him on the street on Wednesday

The men wore masks and knives before they forced Mr. Lathwell back into his gun shop where they subsequently went on to steal more than 100 guns
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The men wore masks and knives before they forced Mr. Lathwell back into his gun shop where they subsequently went on to steal more than 100 guns

The men wore masks and knives before they forced Mr. Lathwell back into his gun shop where they subsequently went on to steal more than 100 guns

While they were distracted, Lathwell was able to press an emergency button in the store and the police rushed to the scene.

& # 39; The police were very good, they were here in two minutes, but the men were gone, & # 39; he said.

The van is supposed to be a Mercedes Sprinter or something similar and has the registration "PH 10279".

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The number plates were stolen from a vehicle earlier in the day and probably they are no longer in the van.

The police are looking for dashcam recordings or other images that were taken near Clapham Street, Albany Highway or Kenwick Link in the hours before and after 5.45 pm.

Just two years ago, Mr. Lathwell's shop was the target of another robbery in which 130 guns were stolen and only 14 recovered.

The police are looking for dashcam recordings or other images that were taken near Clapham Street, Albany Highway or Kenwick Link in the hours before and after 5.45 pm.

The police are looking for dashcam recordings or other images that were taken near Clapham Street, Albany Highway or Kenwick Link in the hours before and after 5.45 pm.

The police are looking for dashcam recordings or other images that were taken near Clapham Street, Albany Highway or Kenwick Link in the hours before and after 5.45 pm.

The police are looking for dashcam recordings or other images that were taken near Clapham Street, Albany Highway or Kenwick Link in the hours before and after 5.45 pm.

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The police are looking for dashcam recordings or other images that were taken near Clapham Street, Albany Highway or Kenwick Link in the hours before and after 5.45 pm.

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