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South Philadelphia Attempted Abduction Caught On Tape

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - CBSPhilly has learned a suspect has been criminally charged in connection to the attempted abduction of a 10-year-old girl in South Philly.

Sources say clues connected to the the car the suspect was seen entering led police to the man who was arrested Thursday.

Wednesday officials announced a $10,000 reward was being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect who attempted to grab the girl as she walked along the street with her two-year-old brother.

During a news conference Wednesday, Philadelphia Police released surveillance video of the shocking attack, which happened on the 3400 block of Lee Street. In the video, you see the little girl kick and fight off her attacker before he runs away.

“This is a sick individual, to do something like that,” said Mayor Michael Nutter. “I want this creep of our streets immediately.”

During an exclusive interview with Eyewitness News, the girl’s father said his daughter was walking with her brother from her mother’s house on nearby Roseberry Street when the man approached her, put his hand over her mouth, picked her up and attempted to take her.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man about 6’2”. He has a mustache and a thin build.

He was last seen driving a white four-door sedan, believed to be a late 1990’s or early 2000’s white Mitsubishi or Nissan. The vehicle has a black scuff mark on the driver’s side rear bumper and a dent on the left front fender wheel well.

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