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College students kidnapped from parking lot, robbed at gunpoint

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BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for a pair of muggers who kidnapped two Southern University students from a gas station parking lot and then robbed them at gunpoint.

According to Baton Rouge Police, the incident was reported around 9 p.m. last Wednesday. Police say the men held up the victims outside the Chevron gas station on Scenic Highway and forced the two to drive them to a nearby street.

There, the robbers stole several of the victims' personal belongings at gunpoint before fleeing on foot. 

Police say the crime appears to be completely random, but they are warning students to be more vigilant.

"We know that suspects take advantage of students because they feel like they're not familiar," said Sgt.L'Jean McKneely, public information officer with the Baton Rouge Police Department. "They feel that they're more vulnerable. They feel that they're an easy target, so we ask that they just pay attention to what's going on," he continued.

The two are wanted on charges of armed robbery with a firearm, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated battery.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact police at 225-389-3845.


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