Detroit Police warn of abduction attempts on west side

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

Detroit police are warning the public of four recent attempted abductions in the area of West Chicago and Evergreen.

The incidents involved teen girls between the ages of 14 and 17, police said in a crime alert issued Tuesday.

The suspect is described as a black man aged 30 to 40 years old, weighing 170 pounds with black hair, goatee, mustache and a scar on his right cheek. The suspect was wearing a black baseball cap, black jacket and blue jeans and driving a black Ford Focus with dark rims.

The first incident occurred at 1:15 p.m. May 13 when the suspect attempted to talk to a 14-year-old victim walking in the area of Westwood and Joy Road. She ignored him and went in her house. The next morning the teen saw the suspect stopped at a traffic light.

“The suspect exited his vehicle and attempted to grab and pull the victim into his vehicle,” police wrote in the crime alert. “The victim struggled to get free and ran into her school, where the police were called.”

Around 4:30 p.m. May 14 three female victims were walking in the area of Westwood and Westfield when they saw the suspect drive around the block a few times and then pull up next to them and expose his genitals while touching himself, according police. The teens ran to a community center and the police were called.

At 8:30 a.m. May 15 at Westwood and West Chicago a 15-year-old victim was walking to school when she saw the suspect drive past her and turn around. The suspect walked closely behind the teen and offered her money to come to his house, police said. When she refused the suspect grabbed her by her waist and tried to pull her into his vehicle. She got away and ran to school where the counselor called police.

“The Detroit Police Department will seek this suspect out and capture him for terrorizing these young ladies,” police wrote. “Anyone who sees this described suspect and vehicle, is asked to please call 911 immediately.”

Anyone information is asked to call the Detroit Police at (313) 596-1950. Anonymous tips can be left at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

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