Wake Forest University student, friend briefly abducted, robbed at gunpoint

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Police are looking for a man accused of briefly abducting a Wake Forest University student and his friend and robbing them at gunpoint.

School officials said it happened to a male law student and his female friend at about 8:20 p.m. Saturday at a Polo Road home owned by the university.

The man and woman were not injured, were promptly freed by the suspect, the school said in a prepared statement.

The victims told police that they arrived at the Polo Road home when a man with a pistol got in their car and demanded to be taken to an ATM.

The victims took the suspect to a Coliseum Drive ATM where both victims gave him money, according to the school.

The man then allegedly had them take him to the intersection of 25th and Thurmond streets, where he got out of the car.

The victims then contacted police. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information can call the Wake Forest Police Department at (336) 758-5911 or the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336) 773-7700 or CrimeStoppers at (336) 727-2800.