Link called possible in abduction try

CRIME WATCH

Baltimore & Region

October 27, 2005|By NICK SHIELDS

Baltimore County police are investigating a possible link between an attempted child abduction last week and an indecent exposure case in June.

A man tried to abduct an 11-year-old girl about 3:30 p.m. Friday while she walked along Pinehurst Road at Hopkins Road in Rodgers Forge, police said. The man, in a black sport utility vehicle, followed her, jumped out of his vehicle and grabbed her by the face, police said. The girl kicked and screamed, and the man released her, police said.

The girl, who suffered a cut to her mouth, ran to a nearby house, and police were called. The assailant was described as a white man with black, spiked hair, in his 30s, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds.

Police said that about 12:30 p.m. June 14, a man jumped out of a black sport utility vehicle and exposed himself to a 13-year-old girl who was walking east on Regester Avenue at Parkway Road in the Idlewylde area.

The man did not try to abduct the girl, and she ran to a relative's home, police said. In that case, police said, they were searching for a white male in his 30s, about 6 feet tall, with black hair.

"We are not sure if these two cases are linked because the descriptions are similar but are not exact," said Sgt. Vickie Warehime, a police spokeswoman.

Warehime said the county police notified the Baltimore Police Department and area schools, and increased patrols in the area.

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