LAKE ELSINORE (CNS) - A 46-year-old man suspected of abducting a woman near Hemet and taking her to Lake Elsinore, where he let her go after allegedly stealing her purse, was being held Wednesday in lieu of $55,000 bail.
Rene Trujillo Perez of Lake Elsinore was arrested Tuesday and booked into the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta on suspicion of kidnapping, false imprisonment, theft and committing a crime while on bail.
According to Riverside County sheriff's officials, shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday, Perez forced the woman — whose identity was not released — into his vehicle in the Hemet Valley and held her while he headed westbound.
Investigators did not disclose the exact relationship between the suspect and victim, though they were acquainted.
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