Triangle Briefs

Abduction attempts lead police to car

February 20, 2008 

— Investigators spent most of Tuesday afternoon searching the area near a car matching the description of a vehicle used in two attempted abductions of an 11-year-old girl in the past week.

The vehicle, a red Nissan 200SX, was found parked at The Village Shopping Center at Holloway Street and Miami Boulevard. The vehicle's front vanity plate, "Fear This," matched that described by the victim.

Police said both abduction attempts occurred around 7:30 a.m. when the girl was going to school. A male driving a bright red car pulled up to her and told her to get in the car with him. The girl refused and ran away.

The tag of the found vehicle -- VWF-6910 -- differed slightly from the one given to investigators, VMF-7910.

The shopping center where the car was found is near Landon and Hardee streets, where the abduction attempts occurred.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator T.A. Guess at 560-4281, ext. 228.

News & Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service