Alert: Man Attempts to Kidnap Teen on Wilmington Island

Alert: Man Attempts to Kidnap Teen on Wilmington Island (Image 1)

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are searching for a man who attempted to abduct a 15-year old girl on Wilmington Island Tuesday afternoon.

According to an SCMPD press release, the girl was returning home from school, walking near Steerforth Road and Hampshire Drive about 4:20 p.m. when a male drove up in a white SUV and stopped. He exited the vehicle, grabbed the girl’s arm and ordered her to get in his vehicle.

The teen kicked the suspect and escaped. The SUV left, turning right on Steerforth towards Walthour Road. 

The suspect was described as a tanned white male or a Hispanic male, approximately 6-feet tall, with black hair, a mustache and short beard. He was wearing blue gym shorts and a black short sleeve shirt. His vehicle was an older white SUV, possibly a Toyota Sequoia. 

Anyone with information on the suspect and/or the SUV is asked to call Emergency 911 or Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.  

A Tip Line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124 and most area clergy have agreed to serve as liaisons for anyone who would like to share information with police anonymously.

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