Gaithersburg, Md. -- Police are looking for a suspect in connection with an attempted kidnapping of a 14-year-old boy.
The incident occurred in the 500 block of Midsummer Drive on April 22. At approximately 6:54 p.m., the victim said as he was running along the sidewalk of Midsummer Drive when he was approached by an unknown Hispanic male who exited a van, grabbed him by the arm, but when the victim pushed the male away and ran, he got into the van and drove away towards Muddy Branch Road, police said.
According to a press release, "The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, with a medium complexion, muscular build, with short black hair, 6'0"- 6'01", 190-210 lbs, with a goatee, brown eyes, a round face and sideburns that go to the middle of his ears. He was last seen wearing a white crew neck style t-shirt, ¾ length sleeves, white pants and tan boots, possibly work style. The van has been described as a square style, similar to a delivery or painter van, possibly a Ford or Chevy model, white in color with the passenger and rear having a red trim along the top. The license plate is located to the right rear of the bumper and has round shaped brake lights and square shaped blinkers. It has a passenger side sliding door and the wheels are solid black with no hubcaps. The front passenger side window is extremely tinted."
Anyone with information is advised to contact the Gaithersburg Police Investigations Section at 301-258-6400. A cash reward for up to $10,000 will be given to anyone who provides information which leads to an arrest and/or indictment.