Attempted child abduction in North Port

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NORTH PORT, Fla.- Police are searching for a suspect in an attempted child abduction.

A 14-year-old girl was walking home Monday afternoon around 4:00 p.m. in the area of South Toledo Blade Boulevard and Kenvil Drive when she was approached by two males.

She describes the vehicle as a newer shiny black colored minivan with tinted windows and a dent above the passenger side front headlight.

The victim says the driver was a man wearing a baseball cap. The passenger, believed to be a Spanish speaking male, could be in his mid-20s with a thin build, wearing a square silver earring in his left ear. He is approximately 6 foot 3 inches tall, and wearing a white tank top and jeans.

The girl was walking home when the passenger exited the minivan and approached her. The suspect put his arm around her in what police believe to be an attempt to get her into the vehicle. She was able to break free and flee the area. At this time, the victim is home safe with her family.

The North Port Police Department is asking for help in identifying the suspect in this case. The victim worked with a sketch artist who came up with a sketch of the one of the alleged abductors. Anyone with information as to the possible identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective Chris Maki at 941-429-7323 or the North Port Police Department at 941-429-7300.

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