Police seek help finding attempted abductor

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A female victim reported to the Charlottesville Police Department that a man in a small silver extended cab pickup truck attempted to abduct her on February 27 at 12:28am in the 700 block of Rockland Avenue.

She said she was walking from her vehicle to her house when the man pulled up beside her, stopped his truck and told her to get in. When she responded with a “negative answer,” the man got out of his truck and grabbed her by her arms, according to police.

The victim fought back and the man fled the area. He is described as a white male, approximately 5’10” tall and between the ages of 45 and 55. He has white hair, cut in either a crew cut or a flat-top, a salt-and-pepper mustache and a scruffy beard. On the night of the attempted abduction, the victim says he was wearing a dark shirt, possibly black or dark blue.

His truck is described as not a full crew-cab with four doors and not brand new, but not old. The victim was unable to provide police with any license plate information.

She sustained minor scratches to her arms, but did not seek medical attention. Charlottesville police ask anyone with information related to the attempted abduction to call Crime Stoppers at 977-4000 or the CPD’s main office at 970-3280.

Lieutenant Steve Upman says there are no new details.

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