Monday, June 13, 2016

Suspect and Vehicle of Interest Sought in Child Abduction

June 7, 2016
The Richmond Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify and locate a vehicle and suspect in an abduction that occurred yesterday evening. 

At approximately 5:07 p.m. yesterday, officers responded to the 1900 block of New York Avenue in reference to an abduction of a 12-year-old boy. The victim reported that while walking in the area, he was abducted by a male who pushed him into a van.  Once the van stopped, the victim was able to escape and call police. 

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-30s with blond to sandy blond hair, close shaven facial hair and a medium build. He was wearing a long gray coat at the time of the incident.

The suspect vehicle is a white utility van with a ladder on the top and a round “Virginia is for Lovers” sticker on the rear beneath the window.

Anyone with any information about this vehicle or suspect is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Steve Kendell at (804) 646-3378 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip or submit a tip online at