Attempted abduction suspect wanted in Citrus County

A composite sketch of the attempted abduction suspect in Citrus County.

CITRUS COUNTY, FL (WFLA) — The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who they say attempted to abduct a woman in Inverness on Wednesday afternoon. Deputies say the suspect grabbed the 20-year-old victim’s arm and tried to pull her into his truck as the woman was leaving a business on Forest Drive.

Deputies say an altercation between the suspect and the victim occurred. A witness approached, causing the suspect to flee in his vehicle heading eastbound on Forest Drive towards Independence Highway. The reported incident happened around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Deputies are asking for the public’s helping identifying the suspect. He’s described as a black male, approximately 20 to 30-years-old, 6 feet tall, with a slender build. He’s bald with a mustache and facial hair on his chin and a tattoo on his neck. He was wearing a white short-sleeve shirt and dark blue jeans with frame-less square-shaped reading glasses. The vehicle he was possibly driving is described as an older model black Chevy S10 pickup with a regular cab, tinted windows, black rims and a blue/white license plate on the front.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or has any information regarding this investigation is asked to call 911 immediately or call Citrus County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-ANY-TIPS. Do not approach the suspect.

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