Washington University student robbed after being forced into her car

Thursday, August 30, 2012 | 7:58 a.m. CDT; updated 9:51 a.m. CDT, Thursday, August 30, 2012

ST. LOUIS — Increased evening patrols are planned at Washington University after a female student was forced into her car and robbed.

KMOX Radio reported that the crime happened Tuesday night on campus. The student was getting into her car when a man approached, indicated he had a knife and demanded that she drive to ATMs to make withdrawals.

It was hours later that the suspect got out of her car somewhere in St. Louis. The student drove back to her apartment and called campus police. She was not hurt.

Washington University police are urging students to never walk alone on campus, to stay in well-lit areas and to make use of services the university offers to escort them safely around campus.

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