Police are looking into a report from an SIU-Edwardsville student who claims he was kidnapped and robbed Wednesday night. He told police he'd been forced into a car at gunpoint where three people blindfolded him and drove him to an ATM. He was ordered to withdraw all the money from his account and was dumped on Lewis Road.
Investigators believe the suspects knew the victim and the crime wasn't random, according to University spokesman Doug McIlhagga.
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One suspect is described as black male, the other a black female, and a third suspect’s gender and ethnicity is unknown. McIlhagga says all three had covered their faces. If you have any information on this crime, call campus police at 650-3324.
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