Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-083

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 14, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Attempted Abduction

    Man approaches 12-year-old victim at bus stop.
    • Tuesday
    • March 8, 2011
    • Time: 8:00 AM
    • Orange Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
    • Seffner, FL

    Suspect:

    White male, 30 – 40 years of age, 6’0”, 190 lbs., medium build. Short reddish colored hair and short beard. Wearing brown and blue shirt and blue jeans.

    Vehicle:

    Older “box” style medium sized car, unknown make and model, silver or gray in color with multiple rust spots.

    Victim:

    12-year-old female

    Details:

    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempt abduction that occurred on March 8, 2011 between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m. The victim was waiting for the school bus at Orange Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. when an unknown white male pulled up near the bus stop, exited his vehicle, approached the victim and asked her to get into his car. The suspect did not touch the victim. The victim immediately ran to a nearby friend’s residence. The suspect returned to his vehicle and fled westbound on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

    Anyone with any information reference the suspect is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of this suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB plus your tip" to
    C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).
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