Student safe after kidnapping, robbery

Published: Nov. 17, 2015 at 10:17 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 15, 2016 at 10:30 PM CST
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Early this morning, two suspects armed with a gun kidnapped a student at Texas Tech. Now this incident has some students on edge and some are making plans to protect themselves.

"I have class from 6 to 750 at night so it is obviously since the time change very dark. So I'll probably have my roommate drop me off. I have to walk a little way from the parking lot to get there but I'll feel safer with a taser, maybe be able to run away or something if something did happen."

Jackilynn Tabor is a Junior at Texas Tech and after news of last nights kidnapping and robbery, she tells me she's going to be taking extra safety precautions but Jackilynn is not alone.

"I have a taser at home and I don't currently carry it with me but after everything that's happened especially on campus I think I might be carrying that in my backpack."

University police say the victim in last night's attack was approached by two men armed with a gun.

They forced him into his own vehicle and made him drive to several ATM's where he had to withdraw money from his own account.

They made him go back to Sneed Hall where he says the men planned to rob a second person but the victim was able to stop them.

While police never encourage you to struggle with an armed robber, they say there are steps you can take to protect yourself.

"Try not to go out alone but if you absolutely have to always carry a flashlight or something of that nature that's going to help you illuminate everything in your path or help you be aware of your surroundings."

Tech has emergency call boxes all over campus that students can use if they're in trouble.

"It happens inevitably but that only thing you can do is try to be more safety conscious and try and know where the blue lights are around campus to contact the campus police."

Police tell us the student in last night's incident was, fortunately, unharmed.

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