Sketch Released of Attacker Who Abducted UC Riverside Student

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Police in Riverside released a sketch Wednesday of a man who abducted a University of Riverside student from a school parking structure over the weekend.


The suspect was described as a white man in his late 20s or early 30s with dirty blonde hair, driving a gray Nissan Sentra. (Credit: Riverside Police Department)

It happened on Sunday around 4:17 p.m. inside the University Towers parking garage at 3500 Iowa Ave.

Police received a call from the student who said a man grabbed her and forcibly pushed her into his vehicle, according to a news release from the Riverside Police Department.

The woman said she was bound and driven around before eventually being returned to the parking garage, the release stated.

The man was described as a white adult in his late 20s to early 30s with medium-length dirty blonde hair and a mole on his chin.

He was dressed in all black at the time of the incident and was driving a 2009 or newer charcoal gray, four-door Nissan Sentra, police said.

Anyone with information urged to contact Detective Rick Wheeler at 951-353-7134 or Detective Rick Cobb at 951-353-7135.