IUPUI student abducted, robbed after Craigslist setup

IUPUI Police are investigating the alleged robbery and confinement of a student Sunday afternoon.

Indianapolis, Ind.

A student was abducted and robbed near the Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis campus Sunday, according to police.

IUPUI police said it was a result of a setup through Craigslist.

Investigators said two men in a white Ford Taurus approached the student in the 1100 block of White River Parkway West Drive around 3:30 p.m.

The victim told police the passenger of the vehicle forced him into the front seat.  Police said the student stated the passenger went into the back seat of the car and held a sharp object to the victim’s ribs.

The victim said the suspects took $700 from him before pushing him out of the car.

Some student told Fox59 they are worried they could be next.

Police are investigating the robbery and searching for the suspects. The suspects are described to be in their mid-20's. The driver is described as heavyset with shoulder length brown braids and scruffy unshaven facial hair with a medium complexion. He was wearing a white T-shirt with green writing on the front.

Investigators released a composite drawing of the driver. The victim told police the passenger was wearing a black mask to cover his face.  

Anybody with information in this case is asked to call the IUPUI Police Department at 317-274-7911.

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