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Man accused of robbing, kidnapping college student

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 | 8:04 a.m. CDT; updated 12:57 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, October 24, 2012

ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis man is facing robbery and kidnapping charges for allegedly robbing a Washington University student at knife-point, forcing her into a car and making her drive to several ATMs.

KSDK-TV reported that 22-year-old William James Cobbins is jailed on $75,000 cash-only bond for the crime that happened in August. Washington University Police Chief Don Strom says surveillance images and physical evidence tie Cobbins to the crime.

University police have increased patrols of campus since the attack, through Strom said violent crime at Washington University is extremely rare.


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