MIAMI (WSVN) - Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a woman who was caught on surveillance video being forced into a car by a man outside of a tire shop in Miami’s Allapattah neighborhood, in what officials are calling an abduction.
City of Miami Police tweeted out the security footage showing the subject with his arm around the victim’s upper chest area as he forced her into a white Nissan Altima along the 2300 block of Northwest 36th Street, Friday.
Officials said the woman asked employees to call 911, saying she was hiding from a man and that he was “going to kill” her.
Witnesses said the woman then went inside a restroom.
A few minutes later the video shows a white car pulling up to the business, and a man is seen getting out of the vehicle. He is then seen grabbing the victim.
“He was running over here. He takes her from the restroom and hit her like, I don’t know, 20 or 50 times,” said a witness who was not identified, “and then he wanted her to drive the car, so he put her in the driver’s seat. He hit her 20 more times with the door.”
“The way that he was fighting or screaming and everything, we knew that he had to get a gun or something,” the witness added.
Investigators said the victim is between her mid-20s and early 30s, stands between 5 feet 4 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall. She was last seen wearing a blue or light-colored long-sleeve shirt and dark pants.
Police said they are looking for a white Altima, possibly a 2015 model, with a paper tag. Officials believe the tag number is partially either CFJ7 or CJF7.
“We’re not sure if he’s armed. However, we did receive some information that he was observed physically abusing this female,” said Miami Police Officer Kiara Delva. “Once again, he may be dangerous, so please do not approach him, and contact the police department.”
If you have any information on the woman’s whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.
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