October 24, 2020

Woman forced into vehicle at gunpoint, robbed and assaulted before escaping

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.



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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

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