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Cameras capture apparent kidnapping of woman at Arizona gas station

The video shows a woman getting out of the passenger side of a car and running towards a gas station store

Mujer aparentemente secuestrada en Arizona | Captura de pantalla

March 4, 2024 9:15am

Updated: March 4, 2024 9:16am

A video that went viral this week showed the harrowing moment an apparently kidnapped woman ran from a pickup truck at an Arizona gas station before being grabbed by a man.

The Buckeye Police Department, located west of Phoenix, shared the video on Thursday with the aim of asking the community for help in identifying the two individuals involved.

The incident took place on Feb. 23 near Interstate 10 and Watson Road. Investigators said that shortly after 10:00 p.m. That day, they received a call from a witness who saw a man dragging a woman to his truck.

Surveillance footage shows a vehicle resembling a gray 2021-2023 Nissan Rouge stopping at a gas station, when suddenly a woman exits the passenger door and attempts to run into the store.

The man runs out of the driver's seat, grabs the woman, and drags her back to the truck. Police say the vehicle fled the gas station in Watson heading toward I-10.

The authorities indicated that it could be an assault and kidnapping.

“We don't know anything about these two guys, if they know each other, if they're in a relationship, we don't know anything about them," said Sergeant Tamela Skaggs of the Buckeye Police Department. "This investigation is extremely crucial. Watching that video, we are concerned about that woman. There are too many unknowns in this investigation. That video right now is all we have.”

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Marielbis Rojas

Marielbis Rojas is a Venezuelan journalist and communications professional with a degree in Social Communication from UCAB. She is a news reporter for ADN America.