Leesburg Police Investigate Attempted Child Abduction at Evans Ridge Apartments

Leesburg, VA (August 30, 2022) – On Sunday, August 28, 2022, at shortly before 7:30 PM, the Leesburg Police Department Emergency Communications Center received a report of a suspicious incident that had just occurred in a parking lot in the Evans Ridge Apartments.  The caller reported that a gray 4-door vehicle had stopped alongside an 8-year-old juvenile as the juvenile was riding their bicycle in the area of 402 Evans Ridge Terrace NE.  The juvenile reported that the unknown driver told them to get into his vehicle.  The juvenile dropped their bicycle and fled on foot.  The suspect immediately left the area in the vehicle.

The suspect is described as a black male with a beard, who was wearing a white t-shirt.  Residents of the Evans Ridge Apartments are asked to check their residential video surveillance systems for footage of the incident.

The incident remains under investigation by the Leesburg Police Department Criminal Investigation Section.  Anyone who has not already spoken with law enforcement and has information about the incident is asked to contact Detective M. Pacilla at 703-771-4500 or at mpacilla@leesburgva.gov.

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