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Phoenix PD: Woman kidnapped at gunpoint

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Grainy surveillance image of the reported kidnapping. (Source: Phoenix Police Department) Grainy surveillance image of the reported kidnapping. (Source: Phoenix Police Department)

A woman was kidnapped at gunpoint Saturday evening, Phoenix police said.

It happened near 67th Avenue and Coolidge.

Police released a grainy video of what they said was actual surveillance images of the apparent kidnapping at around 1 p.m.

It shows a woman being thrown into a white car. When she gets out, the driver takes her to the ground and throws her back in again.

"They fought, she screamed," said Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson. She clearly didn't want to get into that vehicle."

Officers said the victim was walking northbound on 67th Avenue when a car came up behind her. According to police, the driver had a gun, attacked her and forced her inside the car.

Police said the victim, a Hispanic woman in her 20s, was wearing a blank tank top, jean shorts, black leggings and pink shoes. 

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his 20s. He is 5'8" tall, weighs 160 pounds and has black hair.

He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt with white lettering and dark jeans. He was armed with a semi-automatic handgun.

The vehicle was last seen heading westbound on Highland. It is described as a Chevy Cavalier with gray bumpers with a possible partial license plate starting with "BBB."

Anyone who may know the woman or recognize the car are encouraged to call the Phoenix Police Department Violent Crimes Bureau at 602-262-6141 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

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