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Police seek suspect in Holmesburg child abduction

The man forced the 15-year-old girl into his vehicle on the 8700 block of Marsden Street.

Holmesburg child abduction Philadelphia police have released this composite sketch of the suspect in a child abduction in Holmesburg.
Credit: Philadelphia Police

Philadelphia police have released a composite sketch of the suspect in a Holmesburg child abduction Tuesday morning.

The incident happened about 8:30 a.m. on the 8700 block of Marsden Street, police said.

The man forced the 15-year-old girl into his vehicle, drove her to the boat ramps at Delaware and Linden avenues, and slapped her. He then returned her to her neighborhood and fled the area.

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The suspect was driving an older, blue two-door vehicle. The car had scratches on its side and leopard print covers on the front seats and steering wheel, according to police.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned white male with dirty blond hair, between 50 and 60 years old, about 5 feet 7 inches tall and clean-shaven. He was wearing a black leather jacket, torn blue jeans and white and black Nike sneakers.

Police ask anyone with information about this suspect to contact Philadelphia Police Department Special Victims Unit at 215-685-3251/3252/3253.

 
 
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