9OYS Crime Alert

Police seek help identifying attempted abduction suspect

CREATED Feb 21, 2013

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  • Courtesy TPD

Web Producer: Mekita Rivas


TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The Tucson Police Department seeks public assistance with identifying an adult male suspect, who attempted to kidnap an adult female on the morning of Feb. 17, 2013. 

The attempted abduction happened at approximately 9:15 a.m. when the female victim was walking in the area of East University and North 3rd Avenue.  

As the male approached her, he spoke to the victim before suddenly picking her up and carrying her to a nearby alleyway. The victim began screaming as she was being carried to the alley, causing the male to drop her and run away. The female was not injured during the incident.  

The suspect has been described as a Caucasian male, 30-40 years of age, approximately 5'08" tall, with a medium build, graying black hair, blue eyes and an unkempt beard. He was last seen wearing a black leather jacket with brown stripes on the sleeves and faded blue jeans. The vehicle he was initially seen driving was described as a white 1990s model SUV.   

Anyone having information about the identity or whereabouts of the male suspect is urged to call 911 or 88-CRIME.