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St. Paul police: Woman forced into vehicle at gunpoint, robbed and assaulted before escaping

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Saturday October 10, 2020

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.

When the 18-year-old was able to get out of the vehicle, she said the three people assaulted her and she believes she was hit in the head with the gun. They stole her wallet and iPhone.

She ran to a home in the area of Lexington Parkway and St. Clair Avenue for help.

Police hadn’t made arrests as of Friday afternoon.



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