• Sketch released in attempted abduction of 10-year-old girl


    THURSTON COUNTY, Wash. - The Thurston County Sheriff's Office released a sketch of a man who tried to force a 10-year-old girl into his car Sunday.

    Deputies said at about 6:20 p.m,. a girl was taking out the garbage in the 7000 block of Merkel Way Northeast, in the Thompson Place neighborhood northeast of Lacey, when a man grabbed her by her arm and tried to force her into his car.

    The man is described as a younger Hispanic man, 5 feet 8 inches tall with a thin build, dark skin and dark hair worn in a buzz cut.  He was wearing a baseball hat, T-shirt and dark gray pants.

      He was driving an older, beat up, Honda-type vehicle, dark green with peeling paint.

     There was also another Hispanic male in the passenger seat, but no description of him was obtained.

     The girl had some minor scratches and marks to her arm.

     The man fled before police arrived.

     Anyone with information about this case please contact Thurston County Sheriff's Office detectives at detectives@co.thurston.wa.us or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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