Attempted Abduction in Spotsylvania County

Suspect chased nine-year-old down the street

Sunday, Nov 6, 2011  |  Updated 8:55 PM EDT
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There's been another attempted abduction reported in Spotsylvania County. It's the fourth incident in the county and fifth in the area in the past few weeks. News4's Darcy Spencer reports.

There's been another attempted abduction reported in Spotsylvania County. It's the fourth incident in the county and fifth in the area in the past few weeks. News4's Darcy Spencer reports.

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Attempted Abduction in Spotsylvania County

News4's Darcy Spencer reports on an attempted abduction of a nine-year-old girl in Spotsylvania
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The Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man who allegedly attempted to abduct a nine-year-old girl Friday afternoon.

Police say that the child was walking home from school on Polaris Court when she noticed a strange van parked near the last house on the street. Once the other children were out of site, police say the suspect emerged from the van and began running toward the girl. The suspect allegedly chased the girl past two houses before abandoning the chase and quickly walking back to the van, which he drove out of Polaris Court.

Once she got home, the girl told her mother that a man had chased her home. The mother then alerted the Sheriff's Office. Investigators interviewed the girl twice on Friday evening, and have issued the following description:

The suspect is a white male with a medium build and shortly, curly, blond hair. He was wearing a sky-blue shirt with flames on it, baggy jeans, tan hiking shoes or boots, and a jacket with orange and green panels on the front that were reversed on the back. He is possibly of high school age.

The suspect's vehicle is described as a minivan styled like a Grand Caravan with a medium-sized dent in the door and spoke-style wheels.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office at (540) 582-7115. The public can also text a tip by writing SEE911 to 274637 or by texting 540-582-5822.

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