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Monday, July 21, 2008

This Week in Crime: At North Point Shopping Center, Two Starbucks, One Potential Abduction

A 13-year-old girl was the victim of an attempted abduction at North Point Shopping Center on Friday.

Police said the 13-year-old girl was walking in the 1400 block of North Point Village Center when she was approached by a man, who started talking to her.

The two went into a coffee shop and later walked a short distance together. The man asked for a kiss and tried to grab the girl. She ran away uninjured and called police.

The suspect was described as white man, approximately 50 years old. He was about 5 feet tall and 180 pounds with gray hair and blue eyes, wearing a gray t-shirt, cargo pants and white tennis shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS or call Fairfax County (web|news) Police at 703-691-2131.


  1. I wish, that monster must pay for his sins soon.

  2. I do hope they find this person HOWEVER this young girl did start talking with this man and went into a store with him and then continued to walk with him... doesn't anyone else see something wrong with this picture? Why would a 13-year-old do this in the first place?! One way to avoid such incidents is to be OVERLY precautious. We are all responsible for our own actions and sadly this young girk was not that responsible - as nice as the man may have seen she should have avoided the situation!(Of course that man had no right to do what he did and should not have started a conversation with her either!).

    In addition, the way the headlines read it makes it sound like the man drove up and tried to pull some random person into a car. Now that is scary!

  3. Hey Anonymous..I understand you posted back in July, but what in the world is a "...young girk..."?? By the mulch business is booming here on Reston Avenue...but it is not free mulch like over at the Baron Cameron Park free mulch pick-up point! :) :) :)

    signed - Dave


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