Two students arrested in SIUE kidnapping and robbery

EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KPLR) There have been two arrests in the case of an armed robbery and kidnapping at Southern Illinois University. Police say two of the suspects arrested are SIUE students.

Freshman Jabreel Watson, 18, and Shantel Rogers, 20, were arrested after police obtained a search warrant for a dorm room. Investigators found the victim’s stolen items in Watson’s room. A 3rd suspect, white male has not been named.

The victim was leaving his dorm to pick up his friend. Police say the ring leader of this abduction/robbery was the friend he was going to pick up. Police still looking for the female’s white Toyota vehicle.

A male student was leaving Prairie Hall at around 11:30pm last Wednesday night when a masked man, armed with a gun, forced the victim into a car. Driven by a female suspect and a third unidentified suspect, who were both wearing white masks.

The suspects then drove around for several hours, questioning the blindfolded victim. They then took him to an ATM on campus and forced him to withdraw $140. The victim was then dropped off unharmed at 157 and Lewis Road in Edwardsville.

A third suspect has not yet been identified by police.

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