HAMPTON COUNTY, S.C. – Hampton County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a suspect tied to an attempted kidnapping this weekend.
Officers responded to a call around 8PM Friday, of two girls walking along Holly Street. The girls reported that a man in a van was following them–the suspect reportedly grabbed one of the girls while the other ran for help. The victim began screaming and fighting and got away.
The suspect was reported to be wearing a black sweater and black jeans driving an older model blue van.. If anyone has seen this man or a matching vehicle, please contact the HCSO at (803)914-2200 or 911.
The Sheriff’s Office also has tips for parents on keeping your kids safe.
First, know your child’s whereabouts at all times, teach them to call 9-1-1 in an emergency, don’t get into the car with someone they don’t know, and take photos at least four times a year of your child to give to police.