Monday, May 08, 2006

UPDATE: Lakewood police seek male suspect in abduction, assault

Law enforcement officials said this afternoon that a young woman was abducted, assaulted and then released by her captor after leaving a health club. Police also are probing whether the incident is linked to similar crimes in New York.

The woman was abducted shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday from a parking lot outside a health club, sexually assaulted and returned to the same location around 5 a.m. today, authorities said. The woman, described as about 20 years old, was hospitalized after police were contacted.

"Our town had a terrible crime visited on us last night,'' Mayor
Meir Lichtenstein said today. "All of us in Lakewood are gathering around the victim and the family.''

Police Capt. Robert Lawson said authorities are working with New York police to determine whether the incident is related to several attempted abductions in Borough Park, a largely Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn. The victim in the Lakewood incident is an Orthodox Jewish woman.

Lakewood's population of about 65,000 people is nearly 50 percent Orthodox Jewish.

Police are looking for a white man, about 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-8, with a shaved head, said Executive Assistant Ocean County Prosecutor Robert A. Gasser.

Police said the woman was abducted around 9:45 p.m. Sunday outside the Trim Gym health club in the ShopRite plaza at Kennedy Boulevard and Route 9 by a person driving a green Jeep Cherokee, Lawson said.

The woman was sexually assaulted and then returned to the same shopping mall this morning, police said. The woman was hospitalized at Kimball Medical Center.

The woman is believed to have put her personal belongings in her car when she was abducted, said Joe Atlas, a spokesman for Lakewood's Orthodox Jewish community.

Gasser said he had no knowledge that a weapon was involved in the incident.

Few details have emerged of the woman's time in captivity, but Atlas and Gasser said she was returned to the parking lot at about 5 a.m.

Mayor Meir Lichtenstein said preliminary reports indicate no bias motivation in the attack.

Atlas said the woman's family and the rest of the community are thankful she is alive. They also thanked law enforcement for their help.


Howsabout a few of us homies tracking this fellow down and giving him a bris milah with all the chumros (if you catch my drift) and then leaving him in a swamp to contemplate his future life of abstention?


I aint giving metzitzah, if youd like you can go ahead with it


Is she frum ?


Hey anonymous, I was talking about me metzitzah with a chainsaw...


I heard that a reward is being offered by the police of 100,000$ to cacth the attacker. the money was put up by the Lightstone Group (a Lakewood real estate company)


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