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Young Woman Abducted from Street, Unknown Man Seen Carrying Her Into Van: Reports

Police in New York City are investigating an alleged abduction of a woman early Friday morning off a street in Brooklyn, WCBS-TV reports.

Chilling images released by the NYPD show a man approaching the woman around 1:45 a.m. near the intersection of Avenue W and Stillwell Avenue in the Gravesend neighborhood.

The man first appears to have his arms extended out. He is then seen grabbing the woman and carrying her into a late model Toyota minivan, according to WABC-TV.

Authorities say the van sped away heading north on Stillwell Avenue.

The woman is believed to be in her twenties, around 5-foot-5 and 120 pounds, the NYPD said. She was wearing dark pants, a black shirt and black sneakers, while her hair was long and she had a light complexion.

The man appeared to be in his thirties, about 5-foot-10 and approximately 175 pounds. He was wearing dark pants, a black shirt and black sneakers, according to the NYPD.

The intersection where the alleged kidnapping occurred is near a strip mall containing a grocery store, liquor store, and laundromat. An elevated subway platform also runs over the intersection.

Additional details from law enforcement, including the status of the investigation or whether police had any suspects, were not immediately available on Saturday morning.

A reward of up to $3500 is being offered.

To report information about the incident, call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). For Spanish, call 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted online at or on Twitter at @NYPDTips. Calls are confidential.

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