An 18-year-old reported two men forced her into a vehicle in St. Paul at gunpoint, robbed and assaulted her before she was able to escape on Thursday night, police said.
Police were called to the Summit Hill neighborhood about 11:40 p.m. on a report of a robbery that began in the Summit-University area.
The woman was walking at Dale Street and Iglehart Avenue when a vehicle pulled in front of her. She said two men — one with a handgun — exited, ordered her to get in the vehicle, grabbed ahold of her, dragged her and put her in the backseat, said Sgt. Mike Ernster, a St. Paul police spokesman.
One pointed a gun at her head while the other man drove, she reported. A woman also was in the vehicle.
They stopped in the area of Fairmount Avenue and Griggs