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Attempted kidnapping near FGCU campus

By Emily Kois

Managing Editor

UPDATE: 6:33 p.m.

FGCU Police sent a sketch of the suspect to all students.

Anyone with information on the identity and whereabouts of this man is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.

A young woman closely escaped a kidnapping near FGCU late Sunday night.

In an email sent to faculty and students, University Police Chief Steven Moore asked for th public’s help in identifying the suspect who tried to kidnap the woman at The Residences college dorm.

According to Crime Stoppers, the victim pulled into the parking lot at The Residences at University Village in Estero just after 11:30 p.m.

As she proceeded to walk toward the apartments, she heard a vehicle speeding behind her then saw a vehicle stop next to her and the driver exited the vehicle. 

According to the release, the man then grabbed the victim’s jacket and began forcibly pulling her toward his car. 

The victim was able to fight back until the suspect let go. The victim called for help as the suspect fled the scene.

The suspect is described as a white male, in his late 20s or early 30s, with a thin build, blond hair, brown eyes and a scar under his left eye near his nose.  Suspect was seen driving a black Ford SUV, possibly an Explorer.

Check back to Eagle News for more updates.

About The Author

Emily Kois

Emily Kois is a sophomore majoring in journalism. She was born in Jacksonville, Florida but weirdly decided to move around the country. Emily has since found her way back home, making her and her skin very happy. A wiener dog enthusiast, Emily dreams that one day her bun hairdo will go down in history. She hopes to go into sports journalism, broadcasting or marketing after graduation and will further her sports writing until she makes it to the big league.

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