Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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This artist sketch shows the man Lilburn Police say attempted to coax a 10 year-old girl into his car. He is described as a light skinned black male, medium build, with freckles. The suspectis vehicle is a newer model black or gray Dodge Charger with very shiny rims.
LILBURN -- Nearly a full month after the incident, Lilburn police have no new leads in the attempted abduction of a young child.
On June 1, a suspect believed in his mid-30s -- described as a black male with medium complexion and freckles -- reportedly pulled his gray Dodge Charger with "very shiny rims" into the parking lot of the First Baptist Church of Lilburn. A 10-year-old girl was roller skating there, and her mother was on the other side of the lot when the unidentified man approached.
"The vehicle then stopped and the driver ... asked (the victim) if she wanted to race him because his vehicle was fast," according to a Lilburn police report obtained Tuesday. "The male continued to mention to (the victim) that she looked like a model and opened his vehicle door and asked her to get in."
The victim's mother was walking toward her the whole time. The would-be abductor reportedly drove away when he noticed her.
The mother and her child then saw the man again at the Shell gas station at 612 Rockbridge Road.
Police have since released a sketch of the suspect and surveillance video from that gas station in attempts to locate the man -- but with no luck.
"We currently have no new leads," Capt. Thomas Bardugon said Tuesday.
Authorities do have one avenue of investigation, though. They believe the suspect purchased gas with a credit card and are actively working to get that transaction information, which must be obtained from the Shell corporate office.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Lilburn Police Department at 770-921-2211.