UPDATE: ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION IN STARTUP New Police Sketch September 29, 2009
Police Sketch of man who tried to abduct gilr in Startup Tuesday. CLICK TO ENLARGE
Map shows where in Startup attempted abduction happened. CLICK TO ENLARGE
(STARTUP, WA) -- The Snohomish County Sheriff’s office is investigating a reported attempted abduction of a young girl in Startup today, Tuesday.
Rebecca Hover, spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s office says a 10-year old second grade girl reported she was waiting at a bus stop near the 14200 block of 367th Ave. SE this morning when a man ran toward her. She became frightened and ran to a nearby neighbor’s house.
The girl said the man followed her and came at least partway down the driveway before he ran off.
The girl went home and told her dad what happened. Her dad went outside and looked for the suspect.
The father reported seeing a man he didn’t recognize get into a faded green truck, possibly a Datsun (1970s or 1980s model), and drive off. The father later called 911.
Deputies searched the area but didn’t spot the suspect vehicle.
The girl – who only saw the suspect on foot - described the suspect as a white male, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and bald, possibly in his mid 20s. He is described as having a medium build and was wearing ripped blue jeans and a dark blue T-shirt.
SEE NEW POLICE SKETCH TO UPPER RIGHT. Click to enlarge.
Earlier descriptions that the suspect was balding with hair around/above his ears came from the girl’s father based on the man he saw get into the faded green truck.
It is not known if the man in the truck is the same person the girl said chased her.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Sheriff’s tip line at 425-388-3845.
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