Attempted abduction of girl, 9, in Spotsylvania

An unidentified suspect attempted to abduct a 9-year-old girl as she was walking home from a school bus stop in Spotsylvania, police said.

Police said the incident occurred at about 4 p.m. on Oct. 21. The child’s mother reported to police that a suspect got out of a minivan and chased her daughter on Polaris Court.

The child ran down the street the length of about two houses before the man stopped his chase and returned to the van.

Police interviewed the child and her story was consistent with what her mother told police.

Police described the suspect and the van as follows: white male, medium build, blond short curly hair above the ears, possibly high school age; wearing a sky blue shirt with flames, baggy jeans, tan hiking shoes or boots, and a jacket with orange and green panels on the front that were reversed on the back. The vehicle was a mini-van styled like a Grand Caravan with the sloped front-end. The passenger side door has a medium sized dent in the door and the wheels were described as spoke style.

The investigation is on-going and anyone with information is asked to call the Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office at 540.582.7115