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Williamsburg News – Public Safety

Posted on: March 8, 2021

WPD Seeks Public's Help in Suspicious Incident Investigation

The Williamsburg Police Department is investigating a suspicious incident that occurred in the 400 block of W. Duke of Gloucester Street on Friday, March 5 between 6:20 and 6:40 p.m. 

A female reported that her 10-year-old daughter was approached by a suspicious male while she was seated on a chair in Merchants Square. The male allegedly grabbed the juvenile by the wrist and pulled her before letting go and fleeing toward Francis Street. The suspect was described as a black male between 35 and 45 years old with a light complexion, a goatee, and missing teeth. He was also described as wearing an all-black hoodie and grayish pants; he was not wearing a mask.

The victim reported that the suspect was run off by an unidentified witness to the incident. The witness is described as a black male, younger than the suspect, wearing a red and blue flannel shirt.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone who might have witnessed this incident or has any information regarding the identity of the suspect or witness is asked to call the Williamsburg Police Department at 757-220-2331 or contact the Peninsula Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP. Crime Line callers may remain anonymous and any information leading to an arrest can be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.