Girl, 14, almost abducted near bus stop

September 4, 2009 1:05:21 PM PDT
Stamford Police are investigating an apparent abduction attempt on Thursday morning. A 14 year old girl was attacked as she walking to her school bus stop on Atlantic Street near Woodland Avenue in the south end at 6:30 a.m.

The girl told police that a small blue car pulled to the curb just ahead of her and the driver leaned across the passenger seat and asked for directions to I-95. When she approached the car, he opened the passenger door and grabbed her by the shirt and back pack she was wearing and tried to pull her into the car.

She was able to shed the back pack and break free and run to a nearby deli, where she told an employee what happened. Someone in the deli knows the family and they called her mother. Police and school officials were soon notified.

Investigators said the suspect is described as a Hispanic male, possibly Columbian based on his accent. He appears to be in his mid-twenties, with a slim build and black hair, cut short and spiky. He was wearing a white shirt and black shorts. The shorts were paint-splattered and painting equipment was seen in the car, leading investigators to believe he may work as a painter. The car was described only as a small blue car.

Anyone with information is urged to call investigators in the Youth Division at (203) 977-4639.

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