The Plymouth Police Department released information Thursday afternoon about a “possible attempted child abduction” in the Twin Cities suburb.
The information was released for “the sake of public awareness,” according to a press release from Plymouth PD.
The release said:
“Officers were called to respond to what was reported as a suspicious act or possible attempted child abduction at 11:09 p.m. Wednesday, July 7 at the 16000 block of 41st Avenue.
Through the course of the investigation, the department has determined that this was a possible attempted abduction of a 7-year-old girl.
The suspect picked up the child, ran a short distance, dropped the child and fled the scene on foot. The victim was reunited with family prior to the initial 911 call.
Witnesses described the suspect as a white male in his 20s, about 5 feet, 10 inches to 6 feet tall, medium-to-slender build, who was wearing a dark-colored baseball hat, black sweatshirt/hoodie and dark-colored pants.
It has taken time and resources for investigators to identify witnesses who were able to provide a physical description of the suspect and other details to further the investigation and determine that this was a possible attempted child abduction.
Investigators are continuing to follow leads. Residents who may have observed the incident are encouraged to contact Sgt. Jeff Dorfsman at 763-509-5669.
The incident remains under investigation and no additional information will be released at this time.”
The department also warned residents last week that it has noticed a “sharp increase in stolen vehicles and vehicle break-ins.”