Seattle Police Investigate Possible Attempt Abduction

On October 2, 2008 at approximately 8:00 am, a ten-year old female was waiting for her bus at a bus stop near 65th Avenue South and South Ryan Street. The victim stated that while waiting for the bus, an unknown male suspect approached her from behind and grabbed her. The victim was able to break free and run away. The victim was uninjured during this encounter. The victim reported the incident when she arrived at school.

Officers responded to the school to interview the victim and conducted an extensive area search for the suspectOfficers conducted interviews with citizens in the area, but no one interviewed could confirm the victim’s account of the incident.

The description of the suspect is a white or Asian male, in his 30’s or 40’s, 5’9”, bald, but with dark hair on the side of his head, glasses and wearing a maroon colored shirt.
Seattle Police is actively investigating this incident. Seattle Police South Precinct officers have been directed to increase patrols in areas around bus stops and schools. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call Seattle Police. For those wishing to remain anonymous, they can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. http://www.seattle.gov/police/prevention/Child/default.htm.