Police need help identifying man involved in attempted abduction at bus stop

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Man wanted in suspected attempted abduction at bus stop cleared (Photo: WPD)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police are asking for your help in identifying a man who tried to pick up an 8-year-old girl from a bus stop earlier this month.

According to WPD, officers responded to the area of 6th and Nixon streets around 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 9 in reference to a possible attempted kidnapping.

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At a bus stop preceding the child’s normal drop off location, the suspect reportedly asked for her by name. WPD says neither the bus driver nor the bus monitor recognized the man, and asked the girl if she knew him. Police say when she said she did not, the driver did not allow the child to get off the bus until they reached her normal stop and could see the child’s mother.

The suspect is described as a black male in his mid-twenties with black, curly hair and a mustache. He was wearing a gray t-shirt and dark blue jeans. He was driving a white sedan.

Anyone with information is urged to contact WPD at (910) 343-3609 or use Text A Tip.