Sketch released in attempted abduction in Grosse Pointe Woods

James David Dickson
The Detroit News
Sketch of the suspect described by the victim drawn by a forensic artist with the Michigan State Police

Police in Grosse Pointe Woods say they are looking for a man who attempted to abduct a boy riding his bike Wednesday night, and have released a sketch to help with tips.

The attempt took place about 8 p.m. on Roslyn at Marter, north of Vernier, police said.

A man in his 30s was driving a black Cadillac Escalade and cut off the boy on his bike. The man jumped out of the SUV and tried to grab the 13 year old by his arm, police said.

When the attempt failed and the boy took off, the suspect chased him. 

The Escalade was last seen headed eastbound on Roslyn.

Police said other details of the suspect include that he was wearing an orange ball cap with black letters, a navy-blue shirt, blue jeans and black shoes.

Anyone with information, or who knows of or sees a vehicle and/or suspect(s) matching the description, is asked to contact police at (313) 343-2410, or 9-1-1, if there appears to be imminent danger.