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Maui Police Release Suspect Sketch in Attempted Kidnapping Case

October 3, 2014, 4:26 PM HST
* Updated October 4, 7:32 AM
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Police sketch of suspect in attempted kidnapping case.

Police sketch of suspect in attempted kidnapping case.

By Wendy Osher

Maui Police today released a sketch of a suspect in the attempted kidnapping of a 10-year-old boy in Pukalani last week.

Police say the department’s Criminal Investigation Division was able to obtain a sketch of the suspect, and described him as local, with a tribal diamond shaped tattoo running along the outside of his right arm.

Police say the man is approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall, in his 30’s, weighing 240 pounds, with medium brown colored skin, and bald with patches of black hair.

According to police reports, a 10-year-old boy reported that an unknown adult male grabbed his arm while he was walking at around 2:10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.

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According to police, the man reportedly told the boy, “come here,” but the boy was able to break free from the man’s grip and run away.

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Police released information today saying the suspect was seen driving away in a faded black Honda Civic 4-door sedan with dark purple tints. Police say the vehicle also had a white “Piranha” skeleton sticker on the right rear bumper.

Police sketch of suspect arm tattoo in attempted kidnapping case.

Police sketch of suspect arm tattoo in attempted kidnapping case.

Police responded and canvased the area, however, were unable to locate a suspect, according information released earlier this week by Maui Police Sergeant Audra Sellers.

Police advise the public to report any suspicious activities and be vigilant of their surroundings.  If anyone see’s this suspect or vehicle they are asked not to approach, but rather, call 911.

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