MARLBOROUGH, Conn. — State police are investigating an abduction that happened in Marlborough on Saturday evening.
Police say a 64-year-old woman was approached by two men demanding money while entering her vehicle at a business parking lot. The woman had just exited a business.
The men proceeded to abduct, assault, and rob the victim, police say. The victim was driven to Berlin where she was released.
Neighbors in the area are trying to process what happened.
“Like where were people, where was someone else?," Cassandra Eld of East Hampton said. "Like, this is a busy parking lot you would think someone would have seen something or heard something. And just the nature of people doing that it’s like, the world is very scary right now."
The victim is being treated at a local hospital for serious but non-life threatening injuries.
"It would be like my mom, someone going after my mom. Like, they’re a little more vulnerable, and it’s just, so wrong," Eld added while second-guessing her safety.
The men were identified as wearing COVID style face coverings.
The Connecticut State Police remind citizens to be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity.
"Pay attention to your surroundings," Sgt. Dawn Pagan said. "Pay attention, be present in the moment. Save the phone calls and the texting for later.”
This is an active and on-going investigation.
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