BLOOMFIELD TWP. (WWJ) – Police are searching for a man who attempted to abduct two women from a popular Mexican restaurant in Bloomfield Township.
The incident unfolded around 1:45 p.m. Thursday at Qdoba Mexican Grill, located in a shopping center on the corner of Square Lake Road and Woodward Avenue.
A 20-year-old woman told police she was parking her vehicle outside of the restaurant when a black male approached her vehicle. The woman said the man forced her door open and asked if she wanted to make $100,000.
“The victim refused the offer which caused the suspect to become more aggressive,” police said in a statement.
The suspect attempted to forcibly remove her from her vehicle, according to police, but the woman was able to resist. Defeated, the suspect ran to a red, full-size panel van and appeared to leave the parking lot.
The woman told police she went inside Qdoba and was being assisted by management when the suspect entered the restaurant and approached a second female who was waiting in line. The suspect allegedly tried to lure that woman out of the restaurant, but she refused. The suspect then left the restaurant and was last seen leaving the area in the red van.
Police received additional reports that the suspect was also seen loitering in other nearby businesses in the shopping center.
The suspect is described as a black male with a medium complexion, 40- to 50-years-old, 6’0” to 6’2” tall and 180 to 200 lbs., with a distinctive mole on the outside of one of his eyes, short black hair and a thicker trimmed mustache. At the time, he was wearing a black knit hat, green army-style jacket and dark pants.
The suspect vehicle is described as a red panel van, an unknown make and model, with no license plate and no rear windows. A second person was inside the van, police said.
Anyone who might recognize the suspect or who has any other information is urged to call police at 248-433-7755.