The Vigo County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying two men who allegedly tried to kidnap a 15 year old girl in southern Vigo County.
Chief Deputy Clark Cottom says that on Sunday at approx 5:30pm, a female juvenile was inside her southern Vigo County residence when she heard a knock at the door.
The female opened the door for what she thought was a delivery man but that person tried to grab her, chased her back in the house and then outside where another man displayed a knife and then both males forced her inside a van.
Police say that the two then released her within a mile of her home.
She states a passerby gave her a ride home.
The suspect vehicle was described as cargo style minivan, with faded burgundy paint.
She described the exterior as dull with no shine.
She felt certain the van had some sort of white lettering on it that had the letter had the letter “K” in it, and believed the “K” was larger than the rest of the lettering.
She states the vans interior was dark, and the floor had a plywood covering.
Detectives showed the female several pictures of cargo vans and she believes the vehicle could be a Chevrolet Astro cargo van.
Suspect #1: W/M/5-8/ mid 20’s-early 30’s, black cargo pants, blue belt, black polo shirt, black Nike hat with blue swoosh symbol, dark Oakley style glasses, brown goatee, black gloves.
Suspect #2: W/M/5-8 to 5-10/ mid 20’s- early 30’s, medium length - curly (bushy) brown hair, and dark clothing.
Detectives spent several hours interviewing the female and witnesses, while patrol deputies combed a residential area off Harlan Road, just east of Hoosier Prairie Elementary School for the suspects.
Chief Deputy Cottom said the two males suspects should be considered armed and dangerous.