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Teen Girl Reports Attempted Abduction in Durham

Posted January 17, 2008 9:24 p.m. EST
Updated January 17, 2008 9:51 p.m. EST

— A 15-year-old girl reported an attempted abduction to Durham police on Wednesday afternoon, officials announced.

The girl told officers she was walking in the parking lot of the Wellons Village post office, off North Miami Boulevard, around 4:30 p.m. A man in a red car pulled up beside her, waved money at her and asked her to get into the car, police said.

The teenager ran away, but the man got out of the car, grabbed her hand and tried to pull her into the car. She managed to break away from the man and escaped unharmed, officers said.

Police were looking for a Hispanic man in his 30s or 40s, standing 5 feet 6 or 7 inches tall. He has a medium build, fair complexion and short, wavy black hair. He was wearing a dark, long-sleeved shirt and blue jeans.

The alleged abductor was driving a small, older model red car, similar to a Honda Civic or Nissan Sentra. The car had paint chips in several places, a dent in the hood and a black stripe on the passenger side.

Anyone with information was asked to call Investigator T.M. Ochman at 919-560-4440, ext. 289 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.