Provincial police in Quebec are hunting for the man who kidnapped the president of a restaurant chain. Nicholas Tsouflidis, the boss of the Cora chain, was abducted from his home in Mirabel earlier this month. He was found bound in a ditch the following morning. Police believe the kidnapper was after a ransom, though reports suggest one was not paid.

From CBC News

Police seek help finding suspect in abduction of Cora restaurant president

Quebec provincial police are asking for the public’s help to identify and locate a suspect in the kidnapping of Nicholas Tsouflidis, president of the Cora restaurant chain.

Tsouflidis was taken from his home on Grand Saint-Charles Road in Mirabel, Que., on the evening of March 8.

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From the Montreal Gazette

Chez Cora says it doesn’t know why president was kidnapped, released

A passerby found the bound businessman in a ditch in Laval.

The unnamed witness told Montreal radio station 98.5 FM the victim didn’t appear to know where he was and repeatedly stated he’d been kidnapped.

Quebec provincial police spokesman Sgt. Claude Denis said the victim was taken to hospital as a preventive measure.

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From CTV News Montreal

President of Cora breakfast chain kidnapped in blue sedan: police

In a statement, the SQ asked for the public’s help tracing any witnesses to the kidnapping. Police believe that the motive for the crime was ransom or extortion.

“At the time of the event, at least two men reportedly arrived at the victim’s residence in a blue sedan,” they said. “The investigation suggests that the victim was abducted in order to obtain money in return and the kidnapping was not linked to organized crime.”

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