Update 06/03/2021: Thanks to a tip from the public, officers have located the suspect vehicle. Anyone with information about the incident is still encouraged to contact OPD with information. The investigation is ongoing.
Original Press release
Omaha Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a potential kidnapping suspect. On Wednesday, May 26, 2021, Omaha Police Officers responded to a call of an attempted abduction and learned a 17-year-old female was walking in the area of 30 and Jaynes Street when a vehicle began following her. The vehicle pulled up to her and as she tried walking past the vehicle, the driver got out of the vehicle, yelled at her, then grabbed her and attempted to drag her into the vehicle. The victim was able to fight off the suspect and flee from the area.
The vehicle is described as an early 2000s Chevy Tahoe with 4 doors. It may be blue or purple and has been described as having "chameleon" paint and custom trim. The tires appear to have black rims.
The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 25 years old, with shoulder-length dread locks. He is approximately 6 feet 2 inches tall and 220 to 250 pounds. He has a mustache.
Attached are two still shots of the vehicle. The vehicle was last seen in the area of 32nd and Grand on the morning of the incident.
We encourage anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who has doorbell camera video to contact OPD.
Anyone with information about a possible suspect or vehicle is encouraged to contact (402) 444-5636 or Omaha Crime Stoppers at (402) 444-STOP, at www.omahacrimestoppers.org or on the P3 Tips mobile app.