IUPUI student abducted, robbed

October 10, 2011

Police said a male IUPUI student was abducted and robbed near the downtown Indianapolis campus Sunday after being set up on Craigslist. Investigators said two men in a white Ford Taurus approached the student in the 1100 block of White River Parkway West Drive about 3:30 p.m. and forced him into the front seat of the car. The victim said the passenger held a sharp object to his ribs from behind and robbed him of $700 before pushing him out of the car. Authorities released a composite drawing of the driver, who is described as heavy-set with shoulder-length braids and a medium complexion. The victim told police the passenger was wearing a black mask.