EDWARDSVILLE — A woman was reportedly kidnapped at the West Side Mall on Monday evening.
Borough police responded at about 6:10 p.m. to the area of Petco at the mall, where two witnesses told them a female was pulled into a vehicle believed to be a silver Volkswagen, which drove away heading south on U.S. Route 11 towards Larksville.
Witnesses reported that a white male in his late 20s to early 30s with short, curly brown hair and a skinny build, and wearing a gray tank top was sitting in the vehicle and pulled the female inside, police said.
The female was in her early 20s and was wearing a black tank top. She was screaming, “let me go” while she was being pulled into the vehicle, witnesses told police.
As the female struggled, the male began to hit her and pulled her in the vehicle. Once she was inside, they drove off, the witnesses told police.
Anyone with information should call Edwardsville police at 288-8463 or dial 911 and ask to speak to an on-duty Edwardsville police officer.