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Tacoma police release sketch of man suspected in attempted kidnapping

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Nov. 9, 2011 at 6:08 am with 7 Comments »
November 9, 2011 6:15 am
Composite sketch of man suspected of trying to kidnap a 10-year-old boy/Courtesy of Tacoma police

Tacoma police have released a composite sketch of a man suspected of trying to abduct a 10-year-old boy last week as he walked to school.

Investigators also have released a more detailed description of the man’s truck.

The incident occurred just before 9 a.m. Nov. 1. The boy was headed to Manitou Park Elementary School when he noticed a man drive up in a pickup truck in the 6800 block of South Stevens Street.

The truck slowed and the man asked the boy to help him find his dog. The boy declined.

The truck pulled forward and the man got out. When the man tried to grab the boy, the boy hit and kicked him. The boy ran home, police reported.

The boy told police he didn’t know the man. He described the man as white, 30 to 40 years old and 5 feet 10. He had a heavy build, short  brown hair, sideburns and a pock-marked complexion. He wore a light blue T-shirt with lime green letters and black jeans.

Tacoma police investigators say the truck was unique.

Courtesy of TPD

It’s been described as a standard compact cab pickup with a light blue top and a red “A” and “B” pillars, police reported. A horizontal red stripe was on the sides of the truck. The truck was painted yellow below the red stripe.

The boy described the tires as “Goodyear” with raised lettering on silver four or five-spoke type wheels.

There was dirt, a garden hoe and flat shovel in the bed of the truck.

Anyone with information is asked to call Tacoma police or Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers at 253-591-5959.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest and charges filed in the case. Tipsters may remain anonymous.


Leave a comment Comments → 7
  1. WHY is this a side note in the news?! Especially with such a unique truck!?

  2. willstnt says:

    So, I really can’t help but notice the similarity between the sketch of this man and the white male sex offender who recently registered to live in Tacoma/Lakewood. I’m not a conspiracy theorist, and I don’t tend to jump to conclusions with previous sex offenders – but the resemblance is striking.

  3. JessicaW71970 says:

    Give us the name of the recently registered so we can take a look for our selves…. If that is the case, then obviously there is a problem here!

  4. TomasUP says:

    I agree, that sketch does look a lot like the Lowe’s picture, the locations are not that far apart, and the description is also close.

  5. surething says:

    Did anyone call that in? It does look similar.

  6. jhockett says:

    Looks like you nailed it to me.. This is the part that bothers me: Sex offender treatment: Did not participate in the treatment program. Why is this man on the streets then?

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