BCTC student burglarized, kidnapped in Greg Page

By Alice Haymond

A Greg Page resident was burglarized and kidnapped Monday, and although the resident returned home safely, he or she lost a Dell computer and an undetermined amount of cash, according to UK police.

Two men entered the apartment sometime between 2 and 3 p.m.; one was armed with a knife, and the other was armed with a miniature baseball bat and implied he had a gun, police said. After taking cash and a Dell laptop, the two men forced the resident, a Bluegrass Community and Technical College student, to drive to the bank and obtain more cash, according to police. The student was not identified last night.

The student drove the two men back to campus and dropped them off near W.T. Young Library, as they directed. Interim UK Police Chief Joe Monroe said he did not know last night whether the two men were students at either UK or BCTC, but his officers are working at the case with two detectives who were called in to investigate.

One suspect is described as a 6-foot-4-inch tall, thin, black man with medium complexion. He was last seen wearing a navy blue facemask, a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt and light gray, fleece pants, according to police.

The other suspect is described as a 6-foot tall black man with medium complexion and a mustache. He was last seen wearing a black Carhart-type jacket with a hood and black or dark-colored pants, according to police.

This is the second incident involving weapons reported from Greg Page Apartments this semester. The first, on Feb. 6, involved gun shots fired outside a resident’s door after he would not let in a boy with a gun accompanied by two other boys and a female.

Monroe said the incidents are not related. The nature of Greg Page Apartments’ location, across from Commonwealth Stadium on Alumni Drive, makes it more vulnerable to incidents than other places on campus, he said.

“If you look at Greg Page, it is more of an open environment, similar to an apartment complex,” he said. “The dormitories are more secure because you have to swipe a card to get in the building.”