DETROIT (WXYZ) - Detroit Police are investigating reports that an 11-year-old may have been abducted. The investigation began after 14-year-old boy told police he witnessed it happen.
They aren’t calling it an abduction yet, but they are looking for two people. Police released two sketches - one of the girl and a sketch of a person who may have snatched her.
The abduction is reported to have happened in at the corner of Plainview and Belton, near Evergreen and Tireman on Detroit's west side.
The problem is nobody has filed a missing person's report. It could just be a parent yanking their child back into the car, but police can't give up the search until they know for sure.
Neighbors are very concerned.
“When I heard about it, my heart just dropped because they were banging on the door, and I’m like, who would take somebody else’s child?” said Delilah Jenkins.
Around 7:20 Tuesday morning, a 14-year-old boy called 911 saying he saw somebody grab a young girl and put her into a grey Chevy Cavalier which can be seen on surveillance video.
According to the teen’s report, the girl was resisting the efforts of the suspect by kicking and screaming.
The girl is described as an 11-year old, light-skinned black child with braided hair.
She was last seen wearing her school uniform, a navy sweater, white shirt and navy pants.
Police also want to talk to a person of interest depicted in the sketch. He's believed to be white, or a light-skinned black man in his 30s. He is bald with a goatee.
Detroit police along with federal and state investigators expanded their search and are checking the sex offender registry.
There are even concerns that this case could be related to an attempted abduction from over the weekend.
While police aren't calling this a crime just yet, neighbors are eager to see this come to a safe end.
One man who works nearby says he's afraid to even drive in the neighborhood.
“I'm scared to drive through them when I close at night, let alone the kids walk through them. I wonder every night how do they walk through there early in the a.m. hours when it's still dark out,” said nearby store owner, Waleed Samad.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Detroit Police Department at (313) 596-5600, Detroit Public Schools at (313) 748-6012 or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) SPEAK UP.
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