Police release pics of man wanted in Va. mall abduction case

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) -Here is a first look at the man police say tried to abduct a little girl at a central Virginia mall over the weekend.

Albemarle Police have just released two surveillance pictures of the suspect and hope you know who he is. [READ ORIGINAL STORY HERE]

Now police hope people can help with the search.

Fashion Square Mall suspect wanted in attempted abduction case

The suspect was last seen wearing a hat and hoodie at the Fashion Square Mall in Charlottesville. 

A Charlottesville-area family says the man grabbed their daughter and started running while they were shopping this past Saturday. Police say the girl’s father chased the suspect and got his daughter back.

From there, mall security stepped in and ushered the man off the mall property.

Albemarle County police have since said mall security should not have released the suspect because attempting to abduct a child is a felony offense.

Police there are asking anyone with information to give them a call at 434-977-4000.

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