Police Seek Man Who Forced Woman to Vehicle at Knifepoint Tuesday Night at Kendig Square

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A man forced a woman into her vehicle, at knifepoint, Tuesday night at Kendig Square in West Lampeter Township.

West Lampeter Township police are seeking information on the man as part of the investigation into the 9:50 p.m. incident.

The woman was grabbed and held at knifepoint as the man commanded she get into her vehicle. He followed her into the vehicle. The woman was able to escape. The man then fled on foot.

The man is described as:

A white man in his mid to late 30s with a thin build, about 6-foot tall. He had short and straight dark (or brown) hair and appeared to be balding in the front.

He wore wire-rimmed glasses and had goatee-like facial hair. He was wearing a short-sleeve, button-up shirt with white lettering or a graphic on the bottom of the shirt, and black pants.

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Lampeter Township police (717-464-2421) or submit a tip via this CrimeWatch page.

The man approached the woman from behind as she was walking from Planet Fitness to the parking lot.

The man forced the woman to the ground, commanded her into her vehicle and demanded her keys, which she turned over.

That is when she escaped. The man fled on foot toward the movie theater and Route 272 South.

The woman sustained a small cut on her ear. She was treated at the scene.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett A. Hambright, 717-295-2041; bhambright@co.lancaster.pa.us; Twitter: @BrettHambright

Date: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019