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Police investigating Sunday morning abduction attempt in Garden City

A police sketch of the suspect that allegedly tried to abduct a woman in the Garden City area Sunday. (Source: Georgetown County Sheriff's Office) A police sketch of the suspect that allegedly tried to abduct a woman in the Garden City area Sunday. (Source: Georgetown County Sheriff's Office)

GARDEN CITY, SC (WMBF) - Police are asking for help from the public after an abduction attempt in Garden City Sunday morning. Authorities say a a late-middle aged white male with dark hair tried to grab a woman as she was jogging along South Waccamaw Drive.

Horry County police were initially called, but Georgetown County Sheriff's Office actually met the victim because the attempted abduction actually occurred in Georgetown County, according to the incident report. 

The victim told authorities that the suspect approached her at the intersection of Moonfish Street and South Waccamaw Drive. She said he reached out toward her, as if attempted to grab her arm, and she pulled away. She said the man said something, but he was whispering, so she couldn't make out his words. 

The victim said the man then reached at her a second time in another attempt to grab her, but she yelled and him and pulled away again. She said the man then tried to "grab her aggressively," so she yelled at him again and took of running south. She ran several houses down, then ducked under the front porch of one of the residences and waited for several minutes. 

She also noted that she believed she had seen the suspect's vehicle earlier at Cedar Avenue in Horry County.

The suspect was last seen fleeing north on South Waccamaw Drive in a dark colored SUV. 

Police have since released a sketch of the suspect. 

If you have any information about the incident of have seen someone matching the description please contact the Georgetown Sheriff’s Office at 843-546-5102.

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