Boise Police are investigating what may have been an attempted abduction involving a 13 year old female.
What Happened: Boise Police were called last night by a parent reporting an incident that occurred approximately 7:15 p.m. on the 5200 block of West Overland Road. The parent reported the girl had walked out of the community library toward a nearby business when she was approached by a man who grabbed her and made comments about taking her away. The girl struggled, got free and ran back inside the library. The girl and a sibling called a parent who called police.
Officers are searching and would like to speak with the man involved.
Suspect description: Very dark complected black adult male with a thick foreign accent, medium build and height. He was last seen driving a light colored boxy 4-door sedan, possibly mid-90's model. Officers found evidence the suspect may be employed as a house painter.
Crime Stoppers: Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto www.343cops.com, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236. Tips can also be made via the Crime Stoppers Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/CSofSWIdaho. A citizen can remain anonymous. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of criminal suspects.
Child Safety: Boise Police advise the "No - Go- Tell" lesson for children;
- No! - Instruct children to yell "No" when a stranger grabs or asks a child to approach an unknown vehicle or house.
- Go - Run away
- Tell - A trusted adult who can call police.
If the child can remember a good description of the suspicious person or vehicle, that information should immediately be reported to police. However, the child should know, getting to a safe place is the most important thing.