Man Indicted on Washington University Kidnapping, Robbery
Police said video surveillance and phone records place the defendant at the university's parking garage and shows him confronting the woman.
A St. Louis man was indicted by a St. Louis County grand jury Wednesday on charges that he abducted and robbed a woman in a Washington University parking lot Aug. 28.
William Cobbins, 22, of the 1600 block of Pine Street in St. Louis, was indicted for kidnapping, first-degree robbery and two counts of armed criminal action.
St. Louis County Police said Cobbins forced the woman into the driver’s seat of her car at the parking garage at 6985 Snow Way Drive. He got in the back seat and put a knife up to her abdomen and forced her drive to ATMs in three locations, having her withdraw a total of $1,500.
Police said video surveillance cameras at a MetroLink station and the Washington University campus and cell phone records placed Cobbins at the location and showed him confronting the woman.
Cobbins was being held in St. Louis County jail on Sunday. Bond was set at $75,000.
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