Police: Man wearing three-piece suit tried to abduct Richmond teen

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — Richmond police are searching for a man wearing a three-piece suit who tried to abduct a teenage girl Wednesday afternoon.

Officials said the girl was walking in the 2800 block of Fairfield Avenue around 3:30 p.m. when a two-door red car drive past her a few times.

The the teen told police she was suddenly grabbed from behind by a man that told her to get into his vehicle.

“It’s crazy. I can tell you that,” said Kyleek Ross.

Kyleek Ross who lives this neighborhood tells CBS 6 – it sits between Fairfield and Creighton courts two Elementary schools nearby.

Where kids are walking to and from their homes. And he’s worried about his own families safety.

“It concerns me alot because I wouldn’t want my little sister or my little brother, or even my mom to walk pass these streets, and anybody try to get her,” said Ross.

Sargeant Angela Smith says the victim did everything right in this case. By first paying attention to her surroundings.

And she wants other teens to follow this advice.

“In this type of situations. I would suggest that teenagers walk in groups or walk with someone. If they have cellular phones make sure they have them on. So, if anything happens, they’re able to call 911,” said Det. Sgt. Angela Smith.

The suspect is described as a black male, possibly in his late 30s to early 40s. He was described as having several pockmarks on his face and was last seen wearing a three-piece, dark gray suit with a pin-striped gray hat that matched the suit.

If you have information that could help investigators, call Major Crimes Detective Mary Gary at 646-6759, Detective Sgt. Angela Smith at 804-646-3922 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

11 comments

    • TWuanduh

      wrong….google shellys fun facts and you will see that blacks luv kids 8x the rate of whites. Guess you didn’t hear about the 5 kids shot by a black guy in Miami yesterday either AT SCHOOL.

      • reeltime

        Yes shelly absorbs herself in facts doesn’t she. Shellypedia. Some just cannot grasp those pesky things that shine light upon the real truth.

    • reeltime

      No dale it was a white male with “scruufy hair”, like the one that attacked the girl last week and her brother attempted to save her. Thank all the aunts for that.

  • Kathy

    Sounds a lot like this one……
    On May 12, 2014, the University of Virginia Police Department responded to a report of a attempted abduction that occurred near Massie Road and Farrish Circle. An eleven year old victim reported that she was grabbed from behind as she was attempting to enter her residence at approximately 4:30 p.m. on May 12, 2014. The suspect fled the area in an unknown direction after grabbing her and holding her against a wall. At the time of the incident the suspect may have been wearing a black shirt or jacket. No further description is available.

    Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the University Police at 434-924-7166 or police@virginia.edu or Crimestoppers at 434-977-4000.Michael A. Gibson, Chief of University Police approved distribution of this message.

  • jigaja

    Ron
    ..that reads dumb as hell, check a suit store..like the person who did this you will find by that..you probably did it far as we know. And I’ve never heard of a man grabbing people in the hood w a suit on unless it was the feds or detective, unless this person just got outta church, a interview

    Etc.

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