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Man sought in Raleigh kidnapping attempt

Posted February 23, 2011
Updated February 24, 2011

— The Wake County Sheriff's Office was searching for a man in an olive green or gray Jeep after they say he tried to kidnap a child in Raleigh Wednesday afternoon. 

Around 4:45 p.m., authorities received a call about an attempted kidnapping at 3764 Tarheel Club Rd. The child managed to avoid the suspect and return safely home.

The man is white with blond or white hair, in his late 50s and about 6 feet tall, authorities said. He was driving an early 2000 model Jeep Grand Cherokee with yellow brake calipers that are visible through the tire rims.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Wake County Sheriff's Office at 919-856-6911.

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  • boingc Feb 23, 2011

    Yellow brake calipers -- now that's a good tip for a change. I mean, how many old dudes do you see drivin' a Jeep Grand Cherokee with yellow brakes? Thanks WRAL for forwarding this. Y'all hollar when you see that Jeep!