Update, April 24, 2023: Police said on Monday that investigators located and spoke with the man and woman in the surveillance images and determined no crime had been committed. The man and woman know each other and the case was no longer being investigated by the NYPD. The following story has been edited for clarity.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (PIX11) — The NYPD on Saturday released surveillance photos of an apparent kidnapping in Brooklyn.
A man approached the woman, picked her up, and carried her to a Toyota minivan, around Avenue W and Stillwell Avenue in Gravesend around 1:45 a.m., according to police. The man then put the woman inside the van and took off, police said.
Investigators said the woman appeared to be in her 20s and was last seen wearing a striped shirt, blue skirt, and white sneakers.
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