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Aurora Police Release Photo, Sketch in Recent Child Abduction Attempts

Jul 22, 2015 02:47PM ● By Steven Jack

Aurora Police Wednesday released these suspect images from two attempted child abductions in July.

Aurora Police have released a surveillance photo and a composite sketch of suspects in two attempted abductions of teenage girls that occurred in the same area approximately two weeks apart. 

It is not known if the two incidents are related.

The photo is from a July 2 incident that occurred at about 11:30 a.m. in the area of New York and Union Streets. A 13-year-old girl said she was walking in that area when the man in the picture, who was driving an older model, blue, four-door vehicle stopped alongside her. 

He tried to initiate a conversation with the girl which alarmed her so she ran into a McDonald’s and took a seat by a family. The suspect apparently ran after the girl into the restaurant. Police believe he may have been deterred after seeing the girl with the family and he left.

The suspect is described as an African-American male, about 30 to 35 year old, 5-feet 7-inches tall, 190 pounds with shoulder-length dread locks.

The composite sketch is based on the description of a man provided by a 15-year-old girl who said that, on July 13 at around 10:05 p.m., he approached her in the area of Root and New York Streets after getting out of a dark-colored vehicle. 

The man tried to initiate a conversation with her and offered her a ride but the girl ignored him. As she was walking away, the girl said the man grabbed her but let her go when she began to scream. The suspect ran to his vehicle, which was parked on East Park Place, and fled the area.

The victim described the man as Hispanic, 20 to 25 years old, 5-feet 10-inches tall, 180 pounds, and wearing a black and brown t-shirt with a yellow reflective vest, similar to a construction vest, over the t-shirt. He also had on dirty blue jeans and tan work boots. She said his vehicle was late model, possibly green, and was similar to a Honda Civic or Accord.

Anyone with information is asked to call Aurora Police Investigators at 630-256-5500or Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at (630) 892-1000. Callers to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and qualify for a cash reward of up to $5000 for information that leads to any arrests.