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APD Investigators Seek Help In Identifying Attempted Kidnapping Suspect
Posted Date: 8/24/2012 12:30 PM
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  Atlanta Police Department Public Affairs

226 Peachtree Street SW • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Carlos Campos, APD Public Affairs Manager
404-546-4212, office
404-617-5073, cell 

Scheree Moore, APD Public Affairs Asst. Manager
404-546-6874, office 

News Release

APD Investigators Seek Help In Identifying Attempted Kidnapping Suspect

On 8/22/2012 at about 7:45pm a black male driving a black pickup truck attempted to kidnap a 7 year-old girl from the corner of Parkway and Angier. The victim and two of her friends, ages 9 and 12, were walking on Parkway when a man in a black pickup truck slowed down and asked the girls where they were going. The girls ignored the man and continued walking, and the man exited his truck, grabbed the 7 year-old girl, covered her mouth so that she couldn’t scream and began dragging her toward his truck. The other two girls grabbed the victim and attempted to pull her away from the suspect, who then released the girl and fled the scene in his vehicle.

The girls described the suspect as a black male, about 50 years old, bald-headed, being about 6’1” tall, and weighing 200 lbs. He was wearing a blue shirt, baggy shorts, and red Converse All-Star shoes. They described his truck as a black full-sized pickup truck with silver rims, possibly with spinners. The rear window of the truck had decals of either flames or lightning bolts, red and orange in color.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.  Information can be submitted anonymously and callers may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.


The mission of the Atlanta Police Department is to reduce crime and promote the quality of life, in partnership with our community.