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Attempted kidnapping has SDSU students on alert

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - San Diego State students are once again on high alert after a woman claims someone tried to kidnap her early Sunday morning near campus.

A 20-year-old woman says she was walking in an alley in the 5600 block of Montezuma Road when a man grabbed her and tried to pull her toward a car in an alleyway located behind student housing just off campus.

The most recent crime alert was sent out to San Diego State students early Sunday morning and it was alarming for many reasons, but also because while the suspect descriptions are different, it's very similar to an alert that went out Monday.

"We get the crime alerts on our phones all the time, and I get emails pretty often that things keep happening around campus. So it's kinda scary," said

Just before 3 a.m., police responded to the shared alleyway behind the University Towers and College Companile Apartment Complex near Montezuma Road.

A 20-year-old woman was reportedly alone when an Asian male walked up to her, grabbed her arm and leg and tried to pull her. Fortunately, she broke free and ran away.

"It's almost like it doesn't even shock me anymore. It's like oh ‘there's another one.' There's another one. It's sad it's becoming so routine," said SDSU student Maddi Frye.

In January, a student, who will remain anonymous, was walking alone near 55th and Mary Lane when two men wearing masks tried to rob her.

Two weeks ago, two San Diego State students were robbed at gunpoint in front of Kweekcali Hall. And Monday, April 15, 2013 an alert was distributed notifying people of another incident involving a woman who was grabbed while walking alone near Campanile Drive.

Aside from email alerts, campus police have placed mobile lights all over campus. They're also encouraging people to utilize emergency phones. While some students say those efforts do make them feel safer, they've become accustomed to practicing their own safety methods, such as carrying pepper spray, and encourage others to do the same.

San Diego Police are investigating Sunday morning's incident, because technically, it occurred in their jurisdiction.

The suspect in this case has been described as a tall Asian male in his mid-20's, wearing a white shirt with light colored jeans and spiked hair. He was seen leaving in a black 4-door BMW or Volkswagen sedan.

The suspect in Monday's incident is described as tall, white, in his 30's, wearing square shaped glasses and driving a grey 4-door truck, possibly a Toyota Tacoma.

Anyone with information is asked to call SDSU or San Diego Police.

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