BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A 20-year-old woman was nearly abducted Thursday afternoon in the parking lot of a shopping center in Bloomfield Township and a second woman was approached moments later, according to police.
A third woman contacted police about an incident involving a man matching the description.
The incident happened at the shopping center at the southwest corner of Woodward Avenue and Square Lake Road around 1:45 p.m and part of it was caught on surveillance camera.
The woman pulled into the parking lot and was approached by a man. The man asked, “You want to make $100,000?”
She declined the offer and the man became angered. He then attempted to forcibly remove her from her vehicle but she was able to resist and remain in her vehicle.
The man ran to a red full-size panel van and appeared to leave the parking lot.
The woman entered the Qdoba restaurant when minutes later the man returned and approached a second woman waiting in line. He attempted to lure her out of the restaurant, but she refused.
The man left the restaurant and was last seen driving the red van.
A third woman told police she was approached by a man in the same parking lot, but near the Rite Aid. The description she gave police matches the man in the earlier abduction attempt.
Police received additional reports that suspects were seen loitering in other nearby businesses in the shopping center.
The man is described as black, 6 feet tall, weighing 180 to 200 pounds, is between 40 and 50 years old and has a medium complexion. He has a distinctive mole on the outside of one of his eyes, has short black hair, a thicker trimmed mustache, and was wearing a black knit hat, green army jacket and dark pants. He was driving a red panel van without a license plate and no rear windows. A second subject was seen inside the van.
Police are investigating.