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POLICE: Oxmoor Mall Apple Store employee foils kidnapping

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Victor A. Sarver, Jr. (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Victor A. Sarver, Jr. (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say an alert Apple Store employee played a crucial role in saving a woman who had been kidnapped and robbed by a Louisville man.

It happened Saturday night.

Police say a couple of weeks earlier, the woman had met a man who had identified himself as "Greg." She told police that "Greg" contacted her on Saturday to arrange a date.

What she didn't know, according to police, was that "Greg" was actually 32-year-old Victor A. Sarver, Jr.

Police say Sarver showed up at the woman's house, placed a gun to her leg and forced her to her vehicle. Investigators say once inside, he demanded -- holding her at gunpoint -- that she drive to several stores to purchase cell phones in her own name, with her own money.

After she made several purchases, police say the pair ended up at the Apple Store in Oxmoor Mall.

At some point during the visit, the woman found a window of opportunity and was able to discreetely tell the store clerk that she needed help.

Police say the clerk then quietly called store security, who then contacted Louisville Metro Police. The woman was secured and police then apprehended Sarver.

Sarver changed his story "multiple times," according to an arrest report, in an effort to explain how he arrived at the store. Police say they obtained sworn statements from Apple Store employees, as well as photographs of text messages between "Greg" and the victim.

Sarver was arrested and charged with kidnapping and robbery.

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