Artist sketch of suspect in attempted abduction of 10-year-old girl

Hunt on for dangerous predator

Lynden, Wash., police broaden search for would-be abductor of girl, 10

Police in Lynden, Washington, are asking for the public’s help to locate a man they say is responsible for attempting to abduct a 10-year-old girl in Lynden.

“He’s a predator and he’s dangerous,” said Chief Jack Foster of the Lynden Police Department.

“People will be watching for someone like this because he created his own opportunity.”

Foster said that the attempted abduction occurred shortly before 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, near the intersection of 4th Street and Liberty.

The girl escaped, but suffered a minor injury.

The suspect who police are hunting is a white man in his late 20s or early 30s. He was wearing a black T-shirt and white, brown and black plaid shorts.

The vehicle he was driving is described as a white, possibly mid-size extended cab pickup with a tool box in the bed.

The girl told police that the tool box could possibly be chrome diamond plated; a witness claimed it is coloured ‘smokey brown.’

The pickup had a distinct gold coloured cross on the left side of the tailgate, similar to the attached sketch.

A witness claimed the licence plate on the vehicle is a plain white background with raised blue lettering. She also said the plate had blue trim around the outside and some sort of symbol separating the letters and numbers.

Foster said that his department has received some tips from Lower Mainland residents, but the information was “nothing that we could possibly follow up on. We are just drawing blanks with this guy.”

Details of the attempted abduction are being distributed in Langley because of the proximity to the border, Foster said.

Anyone who may have information is asked to call the Lynden Police Department at 360 354-2828.