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10-year-old escapes alleged abduction at Thornton's STEM Launch

KDVR-TV Denver 9/23/2022 Nick Wills
10-year-old escapes alleged abduction at Thornton's STEM Launch © Provided by KDVR-TV Denver 10-year-old escapes alleged abduction at Thornton's STEM Launch

THORNTON, Colo. (KDVR) – The Thornton Police Department is investigating an attempted abduction that happened outside of STEM Launch around 7:30 a.m. on Friday morning.

Police said a suspect allegedly tried to grab a 10-year-old female student outside of the school, located at 9450 Pecos St.

According to TPD, they believe the male suspect is around 5-foot, 8-inches tall, has blonde hair, and was wearing a black Adidas hooded sweatshirt with a triple multi-colored Adidas logo, black jeans, black socks with white soles, a mask and black gloves at the time of the attempted abduction.

This suspect may be connected to a dark-colored sedan/SUV/crossover.

According to a letter sent out before 11 a.m. on Friday by Adams 12 Five Star Schools, the girl fought back during the attempted abduction, and immediately alerted nearby adults which led to the suspect fleeing the scene.

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Here is a look at the suspect:

  • Suspect in STEM Launch school abduction (Thornton Police Department) © Provided by KDVR-TV Denver Suspect in STEM Launch school abduction (Thornton Police Department)
  • Suspect in STEM Launch school abduction (Thornton Police Department) © Provided by KDVR-TV Denver Suspect in STEM Launch school abduction (Thornton Police Department)
  • Suspect in STEM Launch school abduction (Thornton Police Department) © Provided by KDVR-TV Denver Suspect in STEM Launch school abduction (Thornton Police Department)

Police also believe the suspect fled in a 2006 to 2009 gray Saturn Aura. The car is believed to have damage to the driver’s side fender and door that likely prevents the door from opening.

  • Suspect in STEM Launch school abduction (Thornton Police Department) © Provided by KDVR-TV Denver Suspect in STEM Launch school abduction (Thornton Police Department)
  • Photos of car used in an attempted abduction at STEM launch. (Credit: Thornton Police Department) © Provided by KDVR-TV Denver Photos of car used in an attempted abduction at STEM launch. (Credit: Thornton Police Department)

If your child was at the school and witnessed this incident, please reach out to the Thornton Police Department by calling 720-977-5150.

Additionally, if you have any information that could help investigators locate this suspect, please contact the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

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