Kidnapping, robbery reported on UAlbany campus

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — University Police at UAlbany are investigating an armed robbery and kidnapping. The incident took place around 5:15 p.m. Monday near the I-90 entrance of the Uptown Campus.

Police said a couple pulled onto campus to tend to a flat tire when two males approached them. One suspect allegedly displayed a handgun and demanded their belongings. The suspects reportedly left the scene after taking a child from the vehicle.

While on the phone with 911, the couple said they were following the suspects’ vehicle before the suspects stopped, placed the child on the side of the road and drove away. The couple picked up the child and continued to follow the suspects’ vehicle for a short distance and then waited for police to arrive.

They described the suspected vehicle as a silver sedan, possibly an Infiniti or Lexus. They then refused to cooperate further and left the scene, police said.

Police do not believe anyone involved is associated with the University at Albany nor do they believe there is any ongoing danger to the campus. Anyone with information is asked to call the University Police Department at 518-442-3131.

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