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12:00 AM, May 31, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, May 31, 2012

Desperate for money

A former South Korean national football player who was desperate for money after being banned for life for match-fixing has been arrested for robbery and kidnapping, police said Wednesday.
Kim Dong-Hyun, 28, and former professional baseball player Yoon Chan-Soo, 26, are accused of kidnapping a woman and commandeering her Mercedes in Seoul's wealthy Gangnam district.
The pair stole a van late Friday and toured the neighbourhood for hours looking for a victim, a senior detective at Gangnam police station told AFP on condition of anonymity.
They followed the woman to her apartment car park where Kim allegedly threatened her with a knife and forced her into the passenger seat of her vehicle. He drove off as Yoon followed in the van.
Things went wrong when the woman, 45, jumped out of the Mercedes as traffic slowed. She hailed a taxi and told the driver to follow Kim and Yoon while calling the police.
According to the Korea JoongAng Daily, the pair told police they planned to steal the victim's jewellery and force her to withdraw money from her bank account.

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