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Police in Pa., NJ Seek Man Suspected of Trying to Rob, Kidnap Women

All three women were able to get away

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Police are searching for a man who tried to rob and kidnap women on at least three separate occasions in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. NBC10’s Cydney Long has the latest on the investigation.

Police in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are seeking a man who they believe attempted to abduct women on three occasions in the last month.

Lower Merion Township police in Pennsylvania said the suspect pressed a handgun into a woman's back at the Royal Athena Apartment Complex on Nov. 4 and said, “You know what this is?”

The woman was able to get away. Police said the man had a roll of tape at the time, though they classified the incident as an attempted robbery.

On Nov. 14 at the Plaza Grande Apartments in Cherry Hill, police believe the same suspect approached a woman in the garage and knocked her to the ground. Police say she screamed and the suspect ran off.

At the same apartment complex on Nov. 20, police said the suspect ordered a woman at gunpoint to go with him to the parking garage, where he popped the trunk of a car and threatened to shoot her. The woman broke free and fled.

The women were not injured, police said.

Police believe the suspect is driving a black Nissan Altima with Pennsylvania license plates.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Lower Merion Police Detective Edward Sarama or Cherry Hill Police Detective Kevin Guldin.

Guldin can be reached at 856-432-883. The CHPD can also be reached via email at tips@cherryhillpolice.com or by texting "TIP CHERRYHILLPD" at 888777.

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