UnityPoint Health Methodist nurse carjacked at gun point

By WEEK Producer

October 18, 2013 Updated Oct 18, 2013 at 9:08 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- UnityPoint Health Methodist Hospital is increasing security after a female employee was carjacked at gun point Tuesday night.

Police said the incident happened just after 11 p.m. in the area of Hamilton and Crescent.

The victim, a 32-year-old nurse from Morton, said she was leaving work when two men pulled her out of her SUV, beat her with a gun.

The men fled in her SUV, which was recovered by police Thursday morning.

Methodist Vice President and CEO Steve Brewer said the hospital security team is working with police to reviewing surveillance cameras for more leads.

Brewer wants employees and patients to know that safety there is a priority.

"Now in light of this, we have increased patrols in parking lots, sent out reminders to our employees about safety precautions and we have also increased lighting around the campus just to give a better feel of security and safety," Brewer said.

Brewer said there are emergency call boxes throughout the campus if you do need police assistance.

In the meantime, police are asking for the public's help in identifying the two suspect pictured in the surveillance photo above.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (309) 673-9000.

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.