The botched kidnapping of a 12-year-old boy is revealed by police sources Bungling kidnappers left their 12-year-old victim unguarded in a public toilet - from where he escaped - and kept negotiating the ransom, not realising he had fled. The botched abduction emerged yesterday as police continued to question two suspects, who were arrested on Tuesday night when they tried to collect a $100,000 ransom. Police sources said the boy, the son of a businessman, was grabbed on his way to school near Kwong Fuk Estate in Tai Po at about 7.30am on Tuesday and bundled into a goods van. Tied up, he was taken to a car park in Plover Cove Country Park and left in a toilet booth. About an hour later, his mother received a call demanding $300,000 for his release. She immediately alerted her husband, who made a 999 call shortly before 9.30am. Left alone in the toilet all day, the boy eventually managed to struggle free of his bonds at about 6pm, kicked open the door of the booth and hailed a passing goods vehicle. The driver called police and the 'very, very shocked' boy was taken to hospital for examination, a source said. 'The victim suffered no apparent injuries and he was not assaulted.' The parents had negotiated the ransom down from $300,000 to $100,000 and were ordered by the kidnappers to place the money at a location near Pan Chung San Tsuen in Tai Po. Officers from the New Territories North regional crime unit, who obtained descriptions of the kidnappers from the boy, laid an ambush and the suspects were arrested at 8pm on Tuesday. According to another source, both suspects were Hong Kong men. 'They were very amateur in the plot. Our investigation showed that they did not know the victim's family,' he said. 'The pair told investigators they randomly picked up the boy in the street.' Police investigators yesterday escorted one of the suspects, who was hooded and handcuffed, to Kwong Fuk Estate, Pan Chung San Tsuen and to the car park at Wu Kau Tang, where they reconstructed the incident. He was later taken back to the headquarters of the New Territories North regional crime unit in Tai Po. Police said inquiries were still under way and refused to reveal whether there were other suspects at large. No charges have been laid against the two suspects.