Attempted abduction of nine-year-old in Spotsylvania

SPOTSYLVANIA, VA (WWBT) – The Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office is investigating the attempted abduction of a nine-year-old girl Friday afternoon.

The abduction attempt happened around 4:00 p.m. on Polaris Court, shortly after neighborhood children were let off the school bus.

According to the child, an unknown male exited a mini-van parked on the end of the street, and began chasing her. The girl ran towards her home and was able to make it inside safely. She told her mother, who then contacted police.

The incident allegedly occurred after the other neighborhood children had reached their individual homes, and the victim was the last remaining child on the street.

The nine-year-old stated that the suspect had chased her past the length of two additional homes and then turned around, got in the van and drove off, turning left out of Polaris Court.

Friday evening, several Spotsylvania deputies patrolled the area, but were unable to locate the van or the suspect.

The child described the suspect as follows: white male, medium build, blond short curly hair above the ears, possibly high school age; wearing a sky blue shirt with flames, baggy jeans, tan hiking shoes or boots, and a jacket with orange and green panels on the front that were reversed on the back.

The vehicle is described as a mini-van, styled similarly to a Grand Caravan with the sloped front-end. The passenger side door has a medium sized dent in the door and the wheels were described as spoke style.

The investigation is ongoing. If you have any information that can help, you're asked to call the Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office at (540) 582-7115. You can text "SEE911" to "CRIMES" (274637), or call Crime Solvers anonymously at (540) 582-5822.

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