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Man Attempts Abduction of Cary Teen

Posted May 6, 1998

— Police are issuing an alert to Triangle parents. They are looking for a man who tried to abduct a 12-year-old girl on her way home from East Cary Middle School. She was on Southeast Maynard Road at the time.

At least a half-dozen Cary police officers are canvassing the area around where the incident occurred, looking for the suspect or for anyone who might have seen him.

The girl was walking from East Cary Middle to Henry Adams Elementary at about 3:20 p.m. when the man approached her and tried to talk her into getting into his car. When she refused, he parked near a MacDonalds restaurant in the area, and chased her.

Police say several other children came along, and the man gave up the chase and returned to his car.

Parents in the area are on alert, and are very concerned that the suspect be caught.

The suspect is described as a Spanish-speaking male in his late 30's or early 40's. He is about 6 feet tall, weighs about 220 pounds, and has shoulder-length, wavy, black hair.

The man was wearing a white tank top and black pants at the time of the abduction attempt, and was driving an older-model, black, 2-door car, possibly a Mercedes with some damage.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at919-460-4636.


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