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Police: Germantown Kidnapping Suspect Has Tried Twice Before to Lure a Young Girl into His Vehicle

Montgomery County Police report that the man who attempted to kidnap a 13-year-old girl on Friday, has tried twice before to lure a young girl into his vehicle.

On Saturday, detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division released information to the media and public regarding an investigation into the attempted kidnapping of a 13-year-old female that occurred in Germantown on Friday, April 6.

On Monday evening, investigators released more information and sketch of the suspect after being contacted by a second victim.

After releasing that information, investigators were contacted by the family of a second female who reported that this same suspect had twice approached a 16-year-old female asking her if she needed a ride, said police.

This female reported that the first incident occurred approximately eight weeks ago at a bus stop in the 18300 block of Leaman Farm Road in Germantown. The female reported that at approximately 3:20 pm, the suspect approached her in a white vehicle, possibly a smaller SUV and asked her if she needed a ride. The female told the suspect that she did not need a ride and he then drove away from the area.

The same female further stated to investigators that approximately two weeks later, at approximately 9:00 am, she was walking from her residence to the 7-Eleven located at Clopper Road and Mateny Road when the suspect approached her once again in the vehicle and asked if she needed a ride. The female declined his offer and he drove from the area.

This is the same area where the suspect approached the 13-year-old victim on Friday, April 6.

MCPD report that detectives interviewed the 13-year-old victim and the 16-year-old female and determined that this same suspect was involved in all three incidents’. Investigators are releasing a composite sketch of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, possibly in his 30’s, 5-foot, 10-inches tall, and thin (possibly weighing approximately 160 pounds).

Detectives are asking anyone who recognizes the suspect or who may have information about these events to call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to their line that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this crime.


Top: Composite sketch of suspect in attempted kidnapping in Germantown. Courtesy MCPD.

Next: A map of the attempted lurings or abductions. Map courtesy Google.

Next: The 7-Eleven at the corner of Clopper Road and Mateny Road. Photo by Germantown Pulse.