Woman says man tried to abduct her in Norfolk; detectives looking to identify suspect

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Posted at 9:46 PM, Mar 18, 2021

NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk detectives say a man tried to abduct a woman in the 700 block of W. Olney Road Wednesday night, and they're asking for the public's help identifying him.

Around 9 p.m., on March 17, officers with the Norfolk Police Department responded to the area for the report of an abduction.

When they arrived on scene, they met with a woman who told them a man grabbed her and tried to take her to an unknown location. She was able to flag down a security guard during the encounter, and the suspect fled.

There were no injuries reported.

Detectives describe the suspect as a Black male between the ages of 18-25 and who is between 5'6"-5'7" tall. They released photos of the suspect, hoping someone may be able to identify him.

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If you recognize this man or know anything about this incident, please contact the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) or submit a tip through the P3Tips mobile app.

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