Friday, April 8, 2011

Suspect Sought in Abduction Attempt

The Richmond Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance to identify a suspect in an abduction attempt early this morning.

A 14-year-old female reported a man tried to abduct her in the 100 block of East 34th Street around 6:45 a.m. A passerby scared the man away. The teenager escaped unharmed.

Detectives have created a composite drawing of the suspect. He is a black male, 35 to 45 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a slim build. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black cargo pants, black sneakers and latex gloves.

Anyone with information about the suspect wanted in this abduction attempt is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both methods to provide tips are anonymous.