January 22, 2013 > Attempted Abduction
Submitted By Sgt. Raj Maharaj, Milpitas PD
On Sunday, January 6, 2013 at approximately 5:04 p.m., the Milpitas Police Department was notified of an attempted child abduction at Sporters team apparel store located inside the Great Mall at 416 Great Mall Drive. The victim's mother was shopping inside Sporters and holding her son's right hand when she felt a tug and let go of the victim thinking her husband had walked away with their child.
The mother checked on her family and noticed the suspect was holding the victim's left hand and exiting the store. The mom yelled out at the suspect, who was no more than ten feet away, and the suspect let go of the victim's hand. The suspect was last seen walking away from the store and into the mall. The victim was unharmed.
The victim's mom described the suspect as an Asian male adult, 50-60 years old, 5'-04" to 5'-08" tall, approximately 200 pounds (pot belly), and receding black hair. The suspect was last seen wearing black down jacket with stitching and black jeans.
All on-duty personnel were dispatched to the Great Mall and with the assistance of Great Mall Security a perimeter was established at all the mall entrances. Milpitas Police Officers walked the mall in search of the suspect for approximately an hour, but the suspect could not be located.
The Milpitas Police Department is seeking witnesses or information regarding this attempted abduction. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (408) 586-2500 or via the Milpitas Police Department website at: http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/government/police/crime_tip.asp