Toledo woman arrested in student kidnapping and robbery
Wed, 21 Aug 2013 01:47:20 GMT —
Bowling Green Police have a woman into custody wanted in connection to the kidnapping and robbery of a University of Toledo student from China.
Authorities say Brittany J. Long was arrested in Toledo around 7pm on Tuesday and would be booked into the Wood County Justice Center.
Investigators believe Long transported the victim to several locations, in a teal convertible, where he was robbed and held for ransom on Sunday.
The 20-year-old victim said the incident started when he replied to an online message, on Saturday, asking if he would like to visit Cedar Point in Sandusky.
Officials believe Long had help, saying the victim reported an Asian female and white male were also in the car when he was initially picked up.
The victim also told police the group picked up a black male, in Toledo, before heading to a vacant house in Bowling Green.
Police say the victim claimed he was led inside the BG home and was robbed at knifepoint of his wallet and cell phone. His debit card was then used at a B.G. business before the victim and his abductors allegedly got back in the car and headed north.
The victim told police he was then taken to the Econo Lodge, E. Mall Dr., in Holland, where he was held while his alleged abductors called his family in China demanding ransom.
At 6 p.m. Sunday, the victim was released and threatened with death if he reported the crime.
The victim told authorities that the Asian female in the group claimed she had been also been kidnapped on Friday. Her identity and whereabouts are still unknown, according to B.G. Police.
Long's accomplices remain at-large and are considered armed and dangerous.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Long's accomplices you are asked to notify your local law enforcement agency immediately.
Tipsters can call 419-352-2571 or Crime stoppers at 1-800-54 CRIME with any information on the crime. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.