[UPDATE] Police Investigating Attempted Abduction

UPDATE 2-24 4:37 pm

Tallahassee Police have released a composite sketch of the suspect who attempted to abduct an 11-year-old girl near an apartment complex in Tallahassee.

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UPDATED 2-21

Police are looking for a man who they say was trying to abduct an 11-year-old girl near an apartment complex in Tallahassee.

Many parents in the community are alarmed by the reported attempted kidnapping.

They say even more upsetting than a man trying to take a young girl, is the fact that the suspect is still at large.

Tallahassee resident Toiya Brown is six months pregnant. She says it can be a scary thought bringing her fourth child into this world, especially after hearing that a man tried to kidnap a girl in the same area where Brown's brother lives.

Brown said, "We want our children to be safe. We want them to be able to walk and not worry about someone coming up to you and actually try to run off with you."

Police say around 6:30pm Sunday, a man approached an 11 year old girl at Arrowpoint Apartments on Fred George Road.

Officers say the man grabbed the girl by her arm when she tried to walk away, and he pulled her toward him.

Tallahassee resident Jawona Manning said, "As a father, it worries me that walking to and from bus stops, walking to and from school, you have to worry about your child, somebody trying to actually abduct your child. People nowadays, they've gone insane."

The girl was able to get away, but, so was the man.

Police say the suspect is a white man, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9 inches tall with a thin build and bushy gray hair and a beard.

He was last seen wearing a plain red T-shirt and khaki knee length shorts.

He was described as having an unclean appearance.

Shaina Williams lives in Arrowpoint Apartments. She said, "I moved out this far just to make sure that everything was okay. But, it seems you can never be to safe with your kids. There's no telling what can happen. It's scary, very, very scary."

Officers say the girl was not harmed.

Anyone with information on this incident, is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.

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PRESS RELEASE

This evening, at approximately 6:30PM, the Tallahassee Police Department responded to a report of an attempted abduction at 3380 Fred George Rd. (Arrowpoint Apartments).

A white male approached an 11-year-old female. The child attempted to walk away, the male grabbed her by the arm, pulling her towards him. The child was able to get away, making it to safety unharmed.

Suspect Description:

White Male, 5'7 - 5'9, thin build, with bushy gray hair and a beard. He was last seen wearing a plain red T-shirt and khaki knee length shorts and described as having an unclean appearance.

Anyone with information on this incident, please contact the Tallahassee Police Department at (850) 891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS (8477).


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