Reference: Attempted abduction

Date of Release: August 12, 2004

On August 11, 2004 at approximately 9:40 PM, two juvenile females were walking home in thearea behind Margarita's Restaurant at 775 Lafayette Rd. when an attempted abduction occurred.

\ The suspect is described as a whitemale, possibly in his 40's, approximately 5'8 – 5'9, heavy set with a short beard andgrayish hair. He was wearing a ball cap and a tee shirt of unknown color. His vehicle is describedas a dark colored, full-size SUV with possible Maine plates.

It is reported that after asking the two young women if they needed a ride, he brandished aknife, grabbed one of the girls by her arm and attempted to pull her into the vehicle. Bothpotential victims were able to escape without injury.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or may have information about this crime isencouraged to contact the Portsmouth Police Department Detectives Division @ 603-436-2511 orSeacoast Crime Stoppers @ 603-431-1199.


Message from Executive Director Laura A. Ahearn: Parents for Megan's Law andthe Crime Victims Center provides advocacy, counseling and other valuable support services to childand adult victims of sexual assault and to all victims of violent crime.  Please visit ourwebsite at www.parentsformeganslaw.org for news, information and resources in yourcommunity.

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