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Attempted Abduction

July 7, 2009


The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is investigating a reported attempted abduction that occurred Monday afternoon in Sterling Park Monday afternoon.

An 18-year-old female reported she was walking near the rear of the Sterling Park Mall around 4:30 p.m. when an unknown subject asked her for directions. As the victim approached the man's vehicle he attempted to pull her into the SUV. The victim screamed and fought back. The suspect then released the victim and left the scene. The victim also left the scene and contacted authorities to report the incident around 6:15 p.m.


The suspect is described as a Black male, 35 to 40-years-old, with a thin build. He was further described as being unshaven. He was wearing a blue polo style shirt and a black hat with lettering. The suspect was driving an older model black SUV with dull faded paint. The vehicle was also said to have oxidation spots where the paint had faded on the passenger side of the vehicle. The suspect may also have recent facial injuries.

If you have information regarding the identity of the suspect or if you witnessed this incident you are asked to call Investigator T. Sheffer of the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475.

Callers who wish to remain anonymous are asked to call Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919. If the information provided leads to an arrest an indictment the caller could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

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