Monday, March 28, 2011

White van makes Charlotte news

The white van that was reportedly involved in a kidnapping attempt in one Waxhaw subdivision while apparently spotted in others has made Charlotte news; similar articles by WBTV and WSOC are now available online. Follow the WSOC link to view their unembeddable news report.

As they mention in the clip, I think it will be very difficult to catch the suspect at this point, since the incident was not publicized until about 10 days after it originally occurred.

My wife can testify to an increased police presence; she told me a police officer was in our neighborhood this morning around the time kids are picked up for school and it was more than a quick drive-through.

Continue to keep your eyes peeled.


JENNIFER said...

Thanks so much for the updates. It is a shame the community was not alerted earlier and better. The van creeped through our Waxhaw neighborhood four days after the abduction attempt in Camberly. If we had known that there had been an incident or what to look for, we would have had him!

klf said...

I thought the same thing. The original incident occurred on March 15th, but I first got a courtesy notice from the WAA on the day of my first post, March 25th.

That's a full 10 days later! Had this been more quickly publicized, then we may very well have caught the guy.

By the way, what time was the van in Magnolia Ridge spotted? Early morning like in Camberley?


JENNIFER said...

It was not that early, but it was a Saturday. It was early afternoon - about noon or 1 pm and everyone was outside. By the way, I just heard that someone in Indian Land called in to say that they believed they passed the van with two men in it and police began following it. It went down 521 and turned onto 75. That was about an hour ago. I don't know what the outcome of that was.