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City of Gaithersburg Police Press Release: Detectives Seek Public’s Assistance in Identifying Attempted Kidnapping Suspect

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 25, 2013

City of Gaithersburg Police Press Release

Contact:  Dan Lane, Public Information Officer

City of Gaithersburg Police Department


For Immediate Release

Detectives Seek Public’s Assistance in Identifying Attempted Kidnapping Suspect

 Gaithersburg, MD (April 25, 2013).  Detectives from the Gaithersburg Police Investigative Section are investigating an attempted kidnapping incident that occurred in the 500 block of Midsummer Drive on April 22, 2013.  Today, detectives are asking for the public’s assistance to identify a possible suspect.

On April 22, 2013, at approximately 6:54 p.m., the victim, a 14-year-old male, stated that he was running along the sidewalk of Midsummer Drive when an unknown Hispanic male exited a van and grabbed him by the arm.  The victim pushed the male away and ran in the opposite direction away from the suspect.  The suspect then got back into the van and drove away towards Muddy Branch Road.

The suspect has been described as a Hispanic male, with a medium complexion, muscular build, with short black hair, 6'0"- 6’01”, 190-210 lbs, with a goatee, brown eyes, a round face and sideburns that go to the middle of his ears.  He was last seen wearing a white crew neck style t-shirt, ¾ length sleeves, white pants and tan boots, possibly work style.  The van has been described as a square style, similar to a delivery or painter van, possibly a Ford or Chevy model, white in color with the passenger and rear having a red trim along the top.  The license plate is located to the right rear of the bumper and has round shaped brake lights and square shaped blinkers.  It has a passenger side sliding door and the wheels are solid black with no hubcaps.  The front passenger side window is extremely tinted.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about this attempted kidnapping or the suspect involved to contact the Gaithersburg Police Investigations Section at 301-258-6400.  Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or the Gaithersburg Police Tip Line at 301-330-4471.  Crimes Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this felony crime.

*** Please note: Crime Solvers has recently increased its cash reward amount from up to $1,000 to up to $10,000***

Attempted Kidnapping suspectAttempted Kidnapping suspect (Original Image)

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Release ID: 13-131
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