2007-09-27

Crime Stoppers offers reward for kidnapping suspect

From the Athens-Clarke County Police Department:
On the Sunday 09-09-07 at approximately 1:00 a.m., a female victim from out of town became separated from her friends while visiting the downtown area of Athens following the UGA/USC football game. The female was approached by a white male in a white passenger van. The suspect offered the female a ride to her friend’s apartment complex in Athens. The female willingly entered the vehicle and the suspect proceeded to drive her to an isolated area outside the city and in another jurisdiction. The female exited the vehicle and fled. The victim then ran to the nearest residence and called 911. We believe that this was an attempted sexual assault based on the suspect’s actions.

The subject was described as a white male, 20-30 years old, 5’8”-5’11”, 150-190 lbs, medium build with short brown hair. He was wearing a baseball cap and a light blue or white polo type shirt. The van was described as a new model GMC or Chevrolet passenger van, white in color, possibly a taxi or work van. The van had a gray interior. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

Anyone having information on this subject or who may have seen this van or even been provided a ride in a van matching this description should contact Det Ben Dickerson (ext. 793) or Det Ivey (ext. 337) at the Athens-Clarke County Police Department at (706)613-3888. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (706)613-3342.

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