Milwaukee Police are investigating an attempted abduction that occurred shortly after 3:00 p.m. on July 30 in the 1100 block of N. 17th Street. A 7-year-old girl was playing in front of her residence when she was approached by a male subject who attempted to talk the child into coming with him. When the child refused, the subject attempted to pick her up, but the child was able to resist his efforts and run away. The child returned home and her mother contacted Milwaukee Police. The child was not injured during the incident.
The suspect is described as a black male in his early 20′s with a short haircut, blue short-sleeve shirt with white writing and green shorts. He fled from the scene southbound on N. 17th Street and then eastbound on W. Highland Avenue. MPD’s investigation into this incident continues and anyone with information is asked to call Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7401.