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Girl, 10, flees abductor in NE Spokane

A man snatched a 10-year-old girl off a Spokane street Saturday afternoon, but the girl was able to escape from the man’s car and run away.

Police say the man was driving a late 1980s or early 1990s dark green GMC Jimmy. He reportedly pulled up next to two 10-year-old girls as they walked north on Crestline around 2:30 p.m., police spokeswoman Monique Cotton said. He tried to entice them into his SUV, but the girls ran east and climbed a tree to try to get away.

The man chased the girls, grabbed one of them in the 2100 block of East Diamond, carried her about 200 feet to his vehicle and put her inside, Cotton said. The other girl followed them and yelled for help. When the man moved around the SUV to get into the driver’s seat, the abducted girl was able to open the passenger door and escape, Cotton said.

The man is described as Hispanic or white, in his late 30s to early 40s with bushy hair and some facial hair. He was wearing a white t-shirt. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

The Jimmy was last seen heading north on Crestline.


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