Police search for suspect after UC Riverside student says she was kidnapped

The student contacted police around 4:15 p.m. Sunday

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - A UC Riverside student told police she was kidnapped by a man while inside a University parking structure, tied up and driven around before the abductor returned her to the garage, police said today.

The student contacted police around 4:15 p.m. Sunday to report that a man ``grabbed her and forcibly placed her into his vehicle'' while she was inside the University Towers Parking garage at 3500 Iowa Ave., said Riverside police Sgt. Jeff Spencer.

``The female was bound and driven around before being returned to the parking garage,'' Spencer said.

The suspect was described as a white man in his late 20s to early 30s dressed entirely in black clothing with medium-length dirty blonde hair, the sergeant said.

The man's car was described as a 2009 or newer charcoal gray four-door Nissan Sentra, Spencer said.

Detectives began their investigation at the kidnap scene and were urging anyone with information to contact Riverside police Det. Rick Wheeler at (951) 353-7134 or Det. Rick Cobb at (951) 353-7135.   

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