An East Mecklenburg High School student told police he was forced into a car at gunpoint as he walked to school last week.
The 16-year-old male said he was walking in the 6400 block of Conference Drive around 7:15 a.m. Thursday.
A white, four-door sedan pulled up beside him, and the driver ordered the teen at gunpoint to get into the car, according to a report from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
The driver took the teen to a location nearby and attempted to assault him, the report says. The teen escaped from the car, and the driver fled.
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Police are looking for information about the driver. He is described as a dark-skinned black male in his 30s, about 5-feet-9-inches tall and about 200 pounds with shoulder-length dreadlocks and facial hair.
The vehicle was possibly a newer model Chevrolet Impala or Malibu, according to CMPD. If you have information about this case, call 911 or contact Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/. The report number is 2016-0218-0713-05.
Karen Sullivan: 704-358-5532, @Sullivan_kms