Police Asking For the Public’s Help In Identifying Man who Attempted to Abduct 12 Year Old Girl

On May 30, 2012 at 7:40am on West 154th street, north of Puritas Av,  the suspect followed the victim off of the RTA train as she was walking south on West 154th street from the rapid station.  The suspect grabbed the victim by the left arm, the victim pulled free, then started to flee and the suspect grabbed her by the arm again and pushed her up against a fence and tried to push her into a shrub.  A passerby (unidentified) yelled at them and the suspect let the victim go.  The suspect fled back toward the RTA Station and the victim fled in the other direction.  Suspect is described as a black male, late 20’s-30’s, glasses, approximately 5’8″ tall, over 220lbs, medium complexion, clean shaven, and what appears to be a receding hairline.  He was wearing a royal or medium blue shirt and dark pants on the day of this incident.


Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Detective Joyce of the First District Detective Bureau by phoning 216.623.2507. Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling 216.252.7463 or text messaging.  Text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637).