Girl escapes attempted abduction in NE Portland

Police say no similar incidents of this nature have been reported

Several officers responded to this area of Northeast 82nd Avenue and Prescott Street around 9 a.m. after receiving a report about an attempted abduction in the area, Oct. 7, 2014. (KOIN 6)
Several officers responded to this area of Northeast 82nd Avenue and Prescott Street around 9 a.m. after receiving a report about an attempted abduction in the area, Oct. 7, 2014. (KOIN 6)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Police are looking for a man who attempted to drag a 13-year-old girl into a car Tuesday morning in Northeast Portland.

Several officers responded to the area of Northeast 82nd Avenue and Prescott Street around 9 a.m. and contacted the victim.

She told police she was walking from one bus stop to another when the suspect yelled out to her something along the lines of, “hey, come here!” The girl said she refused and told the man to leave her alone.

However, she told officers that the suspect got out of his car, grabbed her arm and told her that he was going to take her home. The girl kicked the man, ran away and called for help.

Several officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect’s description.

He is described as a white man in his 50s or 60s, who is 5 feet 8 inches tall and very thin, weighing 125 pounds. The suspect is balding and has bushy, gray or partially gray stubble on his face and bad teeth. He was last seen wearing a gray, stained T-shirt and gray pants.

Police added that he did not imply or display any weapons.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a light blue, mid-1990s, four-door vehicle.

Detectives are in contact with the victim and are continuing the investigation.

Authorities said no similar incidents of this nature have been reported.

Anyone seeing suspicious behavior consistent with this report is asked to immediately call 911. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Detective Heidi Helwig at 503.823.0797 or heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov.

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