UC Riverside Student Forced Into Man’s Vehicle, Bound; Attacker Sought

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Police were searching for a man who briefly kidnapped a female University of California, Riverside student and bound her inside in a vehicle on Sunday afternoon.


A woman was forcibly placed into a man’s vehicle inside a parking garage and bound on June 8, 2014, police said. (Credit: KTLA)

The victim called police around 4:15 p.m. to report the incident, which occurred inside the University Towers parking garage at 3500 Iowa Ave. (map), according to a news release from the Riverside Police Department.

She told authorities that a man grabbed her while she was inside the parking garage, forcibly placed her into his vehicle, bound her, and then drove her around before returning her to the garage, the news release stated.

It was not immediately clear whether she was injured.

Police have described the alleged attacker as being white, with medium length dirty blonde hair and in his late 20s to early 30s, according to the release.

His vehicle was described as a 2009 or newer charcoal gray four door Nissan Sentra.

Anyone with information about the incident was asked to call Detective Rick Wheeler at 951-353-7134 or Detective Rick Cobb at 951-353-7135.