Thursday, July 18, 2013

Attempted Abduction Investigation Update

After vigorous investigation, the Richmond Police Department has identified a person of interest in the attempted abduction investigation of a girl Tuesday and detectives are no longer looking for anyone else in this case.

At approximately 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, a 10-year-old girl walking in the 1100 block of Apperson Street to the Powhatan Community pool reported that a man in a vehicle attempted to persuade her to enter his vehicle.

Thanks to tremendous community support and information, detectives were able to identify this person within 24 hours. Detectives are currently consulting with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office to determine possible charges.

They still ask anyone with any information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip.