The Sacramento Police Department is seeking the community's assistance in identifying a suspect.
On Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at 3:55 p.m., an eleven-year-old female was walking in the area of Honor Parkway and Bill Bean Circle when she was approached by a black SUV. The unknown driver pulled to the side of the road, stepped out of his vehicle, and told her to get in. The child ran off and later reported the incident to her family. The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s with dark blue eyes and long black hair.
Officers responded and checked the area, canvased for witnesses and searched for potential video surveillance footage.
Felony Assault Investigators were assigned to the case and have been working with the victim and her family. A Sacramento Police Department sketch artist worked with the eleven- year-old to create a composite of the suspect. (See attached)
The Sacramento Police Department and the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department are in communication and are investigating two separate incidents to determine any possible connection.
The Sacramento Police Department is asking the community for any information regarding this incident and to also remind your children of a few important safety tips:
- There is safety in numbers - avoid walking alone to and from school
- Avoid short cuts - walk only in safe areas
- Never go into a stranger's home or car
- If approached or followed by a car, do not approach the car or speak to those inside - run and seek help
- Remain alert to surroundings
- Always report suspicious behavior
The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this investigation to contact the Communications Center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.