Police investigate kidnapping, release of Riverside college student

Suspect in Riverside abduction.
Riverside police seek public help to identify a man who abducted a UC Riverside student from a parking garage.

Riverside police were seeking help from the public Wednesday in identifying a man who forced a woman into his car, bound her and drove around before letting her go.

The incident happened around 4:20 p.m. Sunday in the parking garage of UC Riverside at 2500 Iowa Ave., according to the Riverside Police Department.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late 20s or early 30s with medium-length dirty blond hair, police said.

He was dressed in all black at the time of the incident.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a 2009 or newer charcoal gray four-door Nissan Sentra.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call Det. Rick Wheeler at (951) 353-7134 or Det. Rick Cobb at 951-353-7135.

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