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Police release sketch of attempted abduction suspect

Rochester police have released this sketch of a possible suspect in a recent attempted abduction.

Police have released a composite sketch of a possible suspect in a recent attempted abduction of a 10-year-old girl in northwest Rochester.

The sketch was developed after investigators met Tuesday with the victim. Police are sharing the sketch with the public, hoping it might result in tips regarding the incident, according to Capt. Brian Winters.

The suspect is described as a white man, 25 to 35 years old, with a heavy build, average height and green eyes. He weighs between 175 to 200 pounds.

The attempted abduction happened Aug. 13, when the suspect grabbed the girl near her friend's house and ordered her to not say anything and come with him. The girl did not stay quiet and got the attention of her friend, who began screaming for her mother. The man let her go.

This composite is not a photograph of the suspect but rather a sketch that's similar in appearance to a possible suspect, Winters said.


Composites are not used by law enforcement to identify suspects, Winters said, but can be used to help include or eliminate individuals from a suspect pool.

People with information may call the Rochester Police Department at 328-6800.

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