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Brick Woman’s Kidnapping Prompts Search for Suspects


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Brick Police are on the lookout of a white work van with tinted windows and two of its occupants after a Township woman reported being kidnapped and assaulted Friday morning. The incident occurred on Essex Drive in the Lake Riviera section at around 10 a.m. while the female victim was walking.

The victim said the van’s passenger exited the vehicle and forced her into the van. Then once inside, she stated that she was struck several times in the torso with what appeared to be a piece of steel. She said her attackers then produced a large box cutter but she was able to escape on Georgia Drive and run to a nearby residence for help. The residents called police.

The victim described the suspect that pulled her into the van as a white male, wearing a blue navy sweatshirt and black pants. The driver was described as a white male, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, and possibly having blonde hair.

The investigation is being conducted by Detective James Burgess of the Brick Township Police Detective Bureau. Anyone who believes that they may have seen this vehicle or anything related to this incident is asked to contact Detective Burgess at 732-262-1115. They may also contact the Brick Township Police Department directly at 732-262-1100.

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