The above composite sketch of an attempted kidnapping suspect was provided by the Alaska State Troopers in Soldotna.
Alaska State Troopers in Soldotna are again asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect in an attempted kidnapping. On Aug. 8 at approximately 6:15 p.m., troopers in Soldotna received a report of an attempted abduction on the bike trail at the intersection of Mooring Drive and the Kenai Spur Highway, Mile 3 of the Spur.
An investigation found that between 5:45 and 6 p.m., an unknown male attempted to abduct a 15-year-old girl while she was walking her dog.
As the girl attempted to walk around the front of the man’s pickup, he grabbed her by the arm and tried to force her into his pickup.
The girl’s dog, and American bulldog named Tank, bit the man on the left arm, causing him to release the girl.
The suspect is described as approximately 5-foot, 11-inches tall, 225 pounds, medium skin tone, clean shaven, very short dark hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a dark colored T- shirt and blue jeans, and may have a dog bite mark on his left forearm.
The truck is described as an older model, possibly mid-1990s, black Chevrolet extended cab.
Anyone who was in the area of Glacier Pontiac and Kenai Auto on Tuesday, Aug. 8, between 5:30 and 6 p.m. or has information that would assist in identifying the suspect is asked to call the troopers at 262-4453 or Crime Stoppers at 283-8477, (800) 478-4258 or go online at www.crimestoppersonline.com.
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