Lookout issued for attempted kidnapping suspect

by Wes Mayer

Newnan Police Department has issued a lookout for a man suspected of attempting to kidnap an elementary school girl Wednesday afternoon.

The suspect, who has not been identified yet, approached a school bus on Bennett Street Wednesday around 3 p.m. asking for a girl by name and claiming he was her uncle, said Deputy Chief Rodney Riggs with the Newnan Police Department. The school bus driver did not allow the man to pick up the girl, and the girls on the bus were safely dropped off at their home on Bennett Street near Greison Trail and their mother notified police.

According to Riggs, it has been determined that the man is not related to the girl. He is described as a middle-aged white male, around six feet tall, weighing less than 200 pounds, with light-colored hair, a receding hairline and pronounced and colorful tattoos on his arms.

If you have any information on this man, contact the Newnan Police Department at 770-254-2355 and do not hesitate to dial 911 if it is an emergency.

For more on this story, look in Friday’s print and digital editions of The Newnan Times-Herald.

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