RPD Looking Into Attempted Abduction
Richland police are looking into an attempted abduction which took place this morning as a woman was making her way to work. Below is the official release from the RPD:
Suspect: White male, 30-40 years of age, 5'09" to 5'11", 190-200 lbs
Last Wearing: Dark shirt with white undershirt, blue jeans
On 1-2-2013 at approximately 4:30 AM officers responded to the 1000 block of Potter Ave. on a report of an attempted abduction. A female told investigators that she was getting into her vehicle preparing to leave for work when a subject approached her on foot. He was wearing a dark colored mask and gloves. The subject grabbed her and tried to force her into the car. The victim began struggling with the suspect who fought with her and used what was described as a hand held stun gun on her.
The victim was able to activate the panic button on her key fob causing the alarm system on her vehicle to activate. Family members of the victim came out of the residence and began chasing the subject. The suspect ran into the area of the 1200 block of Perkins Ave. where his pursuers lost sight of him.
As the victim struggled with the suspect she was able to pull his mask off. His gloves also came off in the fight. All three pieces of evidence were recovered at the scene. The victim sustained injuries to her hands and face but did not require medical attention.
No vehicle is associated with the suspect.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Richland Police Department at 509-628-0333.