Suspect arrested in attempted abduction released on bail

UPDATE:

The man arrested yesterday afternoon has been released on bail from the Lawrence Township Police Department.

Lawrence Township Police Department arrested Tony Kadyhrob in the attempted abduction of a student on the Lawrenceville campus Tuesday afternoon.

“He’s been strongly advised that he’s not to go anywhere near campus… or the victim,” said Lt. Charles Edgar of LTPD.

The victim is a 19-year-old female student. She was leaving her car and walking toward campus when Kadyhrob approached her and began making small talk. She tried to walk away when he grabbed her arm and tried to get her to go into his car. The student was able to get away and called Public Safety.

“We were able to put officers on the scene. They were able to determine they possibly knew who this guy was based on the officer’s previous contact with him,” Edgar said.

Kadyhrob, 68, of Lawrence, was arrested for violating New Jersey Law 2C:13-7, which states that “a person commits a crime of the third degree if he attempts, via electronic or any other means, to lure or entice a person into a motor vehicle, structure or isolated area, or to meet or appear at any place, with a purpose to commit a criminal offense with or against the person lured or enticed or against any other person.”

Rider University Public Safety issued a statement via Rider Alert Monday afternoon regarding the incident.

Alerts hit e-mails and cell phones around 2:50 p.m., notifying students of the event, which occurred in Z lot near the South entrance of campus.

The Lawrence Township Police Department was notified of the incident, and today informed the university that a suspect had been identified. According to an e-mail sent to Rider faculty and students today at 9:45 a.m., the suspect has been made a Persona Non Grata on both the Lawrenceville and Princeton campuses.

The initial alert described the suspect as a “white male in his 50s, tall and thin with a bushy moustache, grey beret, jeans and pointed brown boots.”

More details to follow.

-Kaitlin MacRae

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