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Investigators still need help identifying attempted kidnapping suspect near FGCU

Investigators neep help identifying FGCU suspect
Posted at 2:03 PM, Oct 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 18:04:31-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- It's been over a week since a woman reported an attempted kidnapping at a student housing complex near Florida Gulf Coast University, and investigators still need help putting a name to the face.

According to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers, investigators have received multiple tips about the crime since a composite sketch was released last week.  However, they still need input on the identity of the suspect.

The incident happened just after 11:30 p.m. on September 23rd at The Residences dorms.  The victim says she had just parked when she heard a speeding vehicle stop behind her.  The driver got out and approached the woman, grabbing her by the jacket and pulling her towards his SUV.

The victim managed to fight back and get free from the suspect, who then fled the complex.

Anyone who recognizes the man in the sketch is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).  All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000.  Tips may also be made online at or by submitting a tip on the P3Tips mobile app.