Boise police investigate possible attempted abduction near library

February 13, 2014 

Boise police are investigating a possible attempted abduction involving a 13-year-old girl.

A parent called police Wednesday night reporting an incident that happened at about 7:15 p.m. in 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 for the man, described as an adult male with very dark skin, a thick foreign accent and medium build and height. He was last seen driving a light-colored, boxy four-door sedan, possibly amid-90s model. Officers found evidence the suspect may be employed as a house painter.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, log onto, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236. Tips can also be made via the Crime Stoppers Facebook page. Tipsters can remain anonymous. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of criminal suspects.

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