Louisville Police join hunt for man accused of approaching; attempting to abduct women

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by Chelsea Rabideau

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 17, 2013 at 8:13 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 18 at 12:29 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Louisville Metro Police have joined the search for a man accused of approaching women and, in some cases, trying to abduct them. They say the suspect drives a white van. Surveillance cameras caught the van on video on Saturday at the Cracker Barrel restaurant in Bardstown. Police say that’s where a man approached a woman and tried to drag her into his white van.

An employee of the same restaurant reported a man in a white van following her.

The latest incident was in the Fern Creek area early Thursday morning. Police say a woman who works at the Republic Bank at Bardstown Road and the Gene Snyder was approached by a white male in his 50’s outside the bank before it opened. She told police he asked her questions and then got in a white van and pulled to the front of the bank.

Police are still investigating, but they say there are enough similarities between the cases to believe they could be connected.

“Obviously, this incident has caused us some concern. We want to err on the side of caution on this one and make sure we get this information out to the public and make sure that just people are vigilant,” Major Michael Sullivan with LMPD’s 7th division said.

Again, the man is described as a white male in his 50s. Police do not have a make, model, or full license plate number for the white van yet. One of the witnesses in Bardstown reported a partial license plate with the letters J-H-L.

Police want people to be alert and on the lookout. If you see something or someone suspicious, call 911.



 

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