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Police Seek Help Identifying Suspect in Attempted Abduction

Released on Wednesday, September 4, 2019
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Fort Collins Police need help identifying a man who tried to abduct a young woman. Detectives also need help locating two witnesses who intervened.

On September 3, 2019 around 3:40 p.m., a teenage female was riding her skateboard on Deerfield Drive and fell. A vehicle described as an older, tan, four-door sedan with bubbled window tint stopped, and the adult male suspect got out. He approached the young woman, grabbed her arm, and pushed her into his vehicle. Two men were walking nearby and approached the vehicle to intervene. The suspect reportedly told the witnesses that he knew the victim. The victim told them she did not know the suspect. She fled the area on foot and called police a short time later.

Police need help identifying the suspect, who was described as a Hispanic male in his early 20s, approximately 5’10, with short hair, a thin mustache, bushy eyebrows, a deep voice, and Spanish accent. He was wearing a white tank top and blue jeans and had tattoos on both arms. A sketch is attached.

Detectives are also trying to locate the two male bystanders to get their firsthand description of what they witnessed. The victim described both as white males in their 20s or 30s. One man was wearing a t-shirt, and the second man was wearing a flannel shirt and had a goatee and side-swept hair.

“Detectives have been diligently investigating this incident. Now that they've spoken to area residents and completed necessary interviews, we need the larger community’s help identifying the suspect,” said Sgt. Heather Moore, who leads the Crimes Against Persons Unit. “We’re very grateful to the bystanders who intervened, and we also really need them to contact police to share what they saw.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Corporal Tessa Jakobsson at 970-416-2825 or dGlwc2xpbmVAZmNnb3YuY29t. People who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868 or www.stopcriminals.org.