Police are looking for the man who is suspected of abducting his ex-girlfriend before she was able to escape at a gas station.
John Robinson, 46, of West Hartford, is accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend while the pair were at a home on Woodlawn Street in West Hartford just after midnight on Tuesday.
He showed up at her home, despite a restraining order, took the woman and her car after what appears to be a violent, physical encounter, police said.
After "a lengthy period of time," police said the victim was able to get away while Robinson was getting gas at a rest stop along Interstate 95 South in Milford.
Robinson fled in the victim's silver 2003 Toyota Sequoia with Maine registration3690TD and police are currently looking for him, police said.
Robinson is sought on charges including second-degree kidnapping, first-degree unlawful restraint, violating a restraining order, second-degree strangulation, third-degree larceny and third-degree criminal mischief.
Anyone who spots Robinson should call 911 rather than approach him.