The artist's rendering was released to the media Friday in the hopes someone will know the man and help police locate him, according to Woonsocket Police Capt. Walter Warot.
"We are using all the resources available to us in the search for this suspect," Warot
said of the rendering.Police also put out additional details on the suspect along with the rendering that Warot hopes may spark an identification. The man spoke to the victim while driving past her
in a dark-colored car on Elm Street near Jervis Street at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.When she
didn't respond, he
got out of the car to confront her
, according to police. The man then forced the girl into the car and drove off with her
, according to police.The man headed to the area of 500 Wood Ave. near East Mill Street, where, after the car slowed in traffic, the 15-year-old was able to bolt the vehicle and safely escape her
abductor, police said.Warot
described the man as being a fair-skinned Hispanic male, approximately 5 foot 7 inches tall, of medium build, with short dark hair in a fade-style haircut with sideburns attached to a well-kept beard.The man was said to be wearing a baggy black Tshirt with a design on its front and baggy light blue jeans. The suspect vehicle was said to be a dark-colored, four-door car, believed to an older model with wood grain around the stereo.The vehicle was reported to have gray cloth seats, to be very neat inside with square door handles and manual (unautomated) door locks, Warot
hoped the release of the enhanced description would result in new leads as to the man's identity and whereabouts. The investigation already conducted by the department located an individual police had wanted to speak with, but that person checked out as not being involved in the incident, he
said. For now, Warot
said police will continue working any lead they get in the hopes of getting a break in the case."The public is our best resource," Warot
said."The public is the extension of our eyes and ears on the street."Anyone with information on the suspect or the incident in general can contact Warot
and other investigators on the case by calling 766-1212.