The Elkhart Police Department issued the following news release regarding the report of an attempted child abduction that happened on Monday, April 9, 2018:
On Monday April 9, 2018 at 4:59 p.m. officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of West Garfield Avenue in regards to attempted child abduction.
The victim, a 15 year old female, reported she was walking from the area of Prairie Street and Middlebury Street to her home. When she was in the area of 6th Street and Dr. King Drive the suspect drove up to her, stopped and got out of the vehicle.
The suspect grabbed victim and forced her into his vehicle then drove off with the victim inside the vehicle.
The victim reported she fought with the suspect as they drove for a couple of block at which time she was able to get away.
The victim ran home and the police were called.
The suspect was described as an older white male with a bald head wearing a black jacket; driving a small older model, blue, 2 door truck with a loud exhaust.
Anybody with information on the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the Elkhart Police Department at 574-295-7070.