Suspect Arrested In Kidnapping Of 9-Year-Old Girl In Providence

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PROVIDENCE, RI (CBS) – Police have a suspect in custody in connection with the kidnapping of a 9-year-old girl in Providence Monday afternoon. The 34-year-old Cranston man was taken into custody Tuesday night. Police said the suspect did not know the girl.

Police released surveillance video of the abduction earlier on Tuesday. The video shows an SUV pulling in front of the girl who just got off the school bus. The driver gets out, picks the girl up and puts her in the back seat before driving away.

Police are looking for the man who kidnapped a girl in Providence, RI (Image credit Providence PD)

It happened in the area of Grover and Merino Streets. The girl was dropped back off in same area about an hour after she was abducted.

Police said charges are pending and the suspect’s name has not been released.

“This dangerous individual has been removed from the streets of our city due to the swift and vigilant work of our officers who worked tirelessly on this case,” Providence Police said.

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