UPDATE : Arrested
Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who attempted to pull a 15-year-old girl into his car in Richmond last month, a police lieutenant said today. The girl was walking home from Kennedy High School near the intersection of South 39th Street and Florida Avenue around 3:50 p.m. on Aug. 22 when a man approached, grabbed her arm and tried to pull her into his parked car, Richmond police Lt. Andre Hill said.
Hill said the girl was able to break free from the suspect’s grasp and ran away. Three days later, the victim and her family were in the 700 block of 23rd Street when she saw the suspect walking down the sidewalk, the lieutenant said. One of the girl’s relatives was able to take two photos of the man, who ran from the area. Police said the victim’s father ran after the suspect, who continued to flee and started jumping fences in the neighborhood.
Police are releasing the photos taken of the suspect, who is described as a bald black man standing about 5 feet 9 to 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin build. His car is described as an older model four-door Mercedes-Benz that is either light blue or gray, police said.
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