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Woman kidnapped, attacked by masked men

Police ask for information in Saturday afternoon assault

ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. – A woman was kidnapped, attacked and knocked unconscious after being approached by three masked men in a car Saturday afternoon, according to Atlantic Beach police.

Police said the woman was taking a walk on West 14th Street at Begonia Street about 4:45 p.m. when she was approached by a dark car, possibly a four-door, occupied by three men.

All three were wearing ski masks exposing only the eyes, nose and mouth.

The woman was assaulted and knocked unconscious, and taken to a nearby remote location, where she was beaten and the jewelry she was wearing stolen, police said.

The woman described the male who initiated the assault as a white man, 25-30 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a medium build.

Two other men were inside the vehicle, the woman told police, and she was attacked and knocked unconscious and forced into the vehicle by the man who got out of the car, police said.

The woman told police that when she awoke, she was being attacked by at least two men in a nearby wooded area. She was able call for help, and police responded and located her.

Anyone with any information about this attack or who was in the area between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday is asked to call Atlantic Beach Detective Sgt. Tusing at 904-247-5859 or Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS (8477).