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New description of man wanted for attempting to abduct boy from Suffolk bus stop released

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Posted at 10:10 AM, Dec 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-18 13:56:12-05
Witnesses say the man was wearing a black hoodie similar to this one.

Witnesses say the man was wearing a black hoodie similar to this one.

Suffolk, Va. – Suffolk Police have released an updated description of a man who attempted to abduct a 4-year-old boy from a bus stop.

The subject is described as a black male, tall, 5’11” to 6’, 30 to 40 years of age, no facial hair, with skinny arms but maybe having a slight stomach or as being chubby.

The man was reportedly wearing a black knit hat, black zip-up hoodie, black pants, and blue sneakers.

According to witnesses the man approached the boy while he was waiting was waiting for the bus to Elephants Fork Elementary on the morning of December 12th and grabbed him.

The boy was released unharmed and witnesses say the man ran away.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Line at 1-888-Lock-U-Up. When calling Crime Line, callers do not have to give their names or appear in court.   Citizens can also utilize TipSoft to anonymously submit crime-related tips through the Web, a text message, or from any Android or iPhone mobile device with the TipSubmit mobile app.  Tips can be submitted by visiting www.suffolkva.us/crimelinetips, or by texting the word “CRIMES” (274637) with the keyword SPDVATIP.  TipSoft also supports users’ ability to submit videos or photos using the TipSoft mobile app. If information leads to an arrest, the caller or “tipster” could qualify for a reward of up to $1,000.