Public asked for help in identification of a suspect.
Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time: Approximately 8:00 p.m.
Location: 2500 block of Rosewood Ave. Booker T. Washington Apartment Complex
The Austin Police Department Child Abuse Unit is seeking assistance with the identification of a suspect in an attempted kidnapping that occurred on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at approximately 8:00 p.m.
The suspect approached the child victim asking for help locating his lost brown dog. The victim, after being promised money for finding the dog, went with the suspect to help look at which time he forced the victim in to his vehicle. The victim escaped from the suspect’s vehicle several minutes after the attempted kidnapping.
Detective Eric Guevara of the APD Child Abuse Unit will be available at 1:30 today at Police Headquarters (715 East 8th Street) to discuss the case. Please call PIO at (512) 974-5017 if you plan to attend.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Austin Police Department Child Abuse Unit at 512-974-6880 or Capital Area Crime Stoppers at 512-472-8477 or use the new Crime Stoppers App. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
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