Woman kidnapped, raped from apartment in Tigerland-area

Woman kidnapped, raped from apartment in Tigerland-area

POSTED: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 12:47pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 5:50pm

A woman was allegedly kidnapped and raped yesterday afternoon in the Tigerland-area.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reports that the incident occurred on Monday, Oct. 1 at roughly 2:00 p.m. The victim says she was approached by a white male in the parking lot of an apartment complex located on Brightside Drive and Nicholson Drive in the Tigerland area. She told detectives that the man put an object to her back and took her to a nearby parked van. She says the man forced her into the vehicle, then drove her to a nearby wooded area and raped her.

The victim says the man then took her back to the apartment complex and let her out of the vehicle. She then called police.

The suspect is described as a white male, 30-35 years of age, average height and weight, with bushy hair and a brown mustache. He was driving a white work van and wearing a blue work jump suit and a baseball cap.

If you know anything about this incident call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867). You can also text your tip to CRIMES (274637). Include CS225 at the beginning of your message.

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