On October 20, a man attempted to abduct a teenage girl in the Mount Vernon area of Fairfax County. They have now released a composite sketch of the suspected abductor and are asking for the public's help in identifying the man.

A girl was almost abducted last month near the intersection of North King's Highway and Fairhaven Avenue. A man in a red Chevy Cruze tried to pull her into his car, but she managed to get away and worked with detectives to produce this composite sketch.

Courtesy of the Fairfax Police Department

Though not the actual car the suspect used to escape, this photo shows a red Chevy Cruze similar to what he was driving:


Courtesy of Fairfax Police Department

If you have any information about this suspect, please call Detective E.L. Carpenter at (703) 246-7800. You can also submit your tip anonymously through Crime Solvers at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or by calling (866) 411-TIPS. People who leave tips are eligible for cash rewards between $100-1000 if their information leads to an arrest.

For ongoing information about this case, visit the Fairfax County Police Department Facebook page or follow them on Twitter. Residents in the area should be cautious and remind their children to beware of strangers.