Richmond Police Officers search for abduction and rape crime suspect
on December 11, 2012
Two Richmond Police officers took to 23rd Street on Monday to pass out flyers with information about a suspect wanted in multiple cases of abduction and rape.
Officers Darrell Graham and Daniel Campos handed out flyers, in English and in Spanish, to business employees and patrons along the street.
The flyers showed two sketches of a suspect believed to have been involved in the crimes. It also said that the three incidents — two abductions, resulting in rape, and an attempted abduction — have occurred since June, with two of the incidents coming on successive evenings in November.
The victims involved were all young women and the attacks occurred between the hours of 5-10 p.m., in residential areas across the city. In all of the cases the victims were walking alone.
In the first incident, on June 6, the victim was attacked from behind and forced into the suspect’s car. On Nov. 20, the suspect followed a young woman for a short time, trying to entice the victim into his car. In the most recent case, on Nov. 21, the suspect followed the victim and forced her into his car at knifepoint.
The general description given on the flyer says the two crimes were committed by the same suspect—a man between 30-40-years old, 5 feet 7 inches tall, and of medium build.
The flyer also said that the suspect may be wearing a gold necklace with a gold cross.
The suspect’s car is described as a white four-door sedan, similar to a Nissan Altima.
Anyone with information can contact RPD Detective Kevin Simmons at (510) 965-4965.
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