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Sunday January 29th

Woman reports kidnap, assault

Says she escaped after being beaten

A 19-year-old woman reported this weekend that she was kidnapped and beaten by two men on Nov. 28, according to Chapel Hill police Lt. Kevin Gunter.

At about 2 a.m. that Saturday, as she was leaving Bailey’s Pub & Grill on Fordham Boulevard, two men in black masks, one of whom showed her that he was armed with a gun, approached her, she told police.

They ordered her into a small, compact car with tinted windows and drove her towards Pittsboro on U.S. 15-501, Gunter said.

Sometime after they were in Chatham County, the men stopped driving and began to strike her in the chest and arms, Gunter said.

For reasons the police don’t know, the men drove her back to Carrboro and parked on the side of a street, where they took her out of the car, Gunter said. She saw a Carrboro Police Department car drive by and took that as an opportunity to escape, he said.

Gunter did not know whether the woman made contact with Carrboro police and the department could not be reached Monday afternoon for comment.

The woman did not say whether she was a student, Gunter said.

Her report did not include a reference to sexual assault, he said.

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