CRYSTAL, Minn. (WCCO) – Authorities are investigating after they believe a woman was abducted from a Crystal grocery store Thursday night.

The incident happened at about 10 p.m. in the Almsted’s Grocery Store parking lot, which is at the intersection of 42nd Avenue and Douglas Drive in Crystal. Police said an off-duty officer witnessed  the abduction.

Police said a female was observed standing near a grey SUV in the store parking lot when three black men approached her and a struggle ensued. The men put her into a vehicle and left the scene at a high rate of speed, authorities said.

Police have no further information available at this time. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crystal Police at 9763) 531-1020.

Comments (9)
  1. Mark says:

    Great police work… isn’t there a police station across the street…and don’t the police stations have things called police cars that go really fast and make a lot of noise to traffic gets out of the way?

  2. ABC says:

    Crystal, the new Coon Rapids

  3. me says:

    …Police said an off-duty officer witnessed the abduction…
    …well….what did he do…..just look….?

  4. DLM says:

    So, was the woman white or black? Maybe one of three black men was her husband, and he needed to get her home to make dinner or something???

  5. Dar LeDuc says:

    So why didn’t the off duty cop do something? or get a license plate # and description of the car or go after them

  6. Dubya says:

    If we fear the worst, and say that something awful has happened to this woman, I hope these 3 “men” know how to defend themselves from “repeat offenders” in prison. Cuz chances are, it’ll be a 3 on 1 as well. That’s my Christmas gift. G’night all…..

  7. Kate says:

    Not only should this off duty police officer be fired; he or she should come public and make a public apology for putting females at risk. This type of behavior should not be tolerated by those who are supposed to protect. There is a station across the street. Call for backup, follow the van, DO SOMETHING.

  8. Connie says:

    I would caution you from talking badly about the off-duty cop without all the information. For all you know he was inside when he saw it and ran outside to help, they did call the police because the police are investigating. I’m so tired of people that are quick to judge the police in a bad light without all the information. These people would and risk their lives for you on a daily basis show a little respect.

    1. William says:

      Why just report this? Follow the damn van. Call for back as you are following. Not just call the station and report it.Police officers are lazy in this area and it’s about time folks speak out. This isn’t this first time!!! I agree with everyone above.

      I would caution you Connie to open your eyes and stop being so ignorant.

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