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Police Release Composite Sketch In Child Abduction Attempts

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A sketch of the suspect wanted in a series of attempted child abductions in Arvada. (credit: Arvada Police Dept.)

A sketch of the suspect wanted in a series of attempted child abductions in Arvada. (credit: Arvada Police Dept.)

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ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4)- Police in Arvada have a sketch of the man they are looking for in a series of attempted child abductions and an indecent exposure incident.

There have been four incidents in Arvada in the past 10 days. Investigators believe the incidents are all tied to one suspect.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 50s to 60s with salt and pepper hair. He has a wrinkled face and potbelly. He is between 5-foot-5 and 6 feet and weighs approximately 230 pounds. He may be associated with a grey colored sedan and possibly a blue mountain bike.

The man is wanted in connection with the following incidents:

• On Saturday, November 12, 2011, just after 3:00 p.m. in the area of Danny Kendrick Park (7000 Ward Road) and the Apex Recreation Center. Arvada Police were called to the area on a report of an attempted child abduction involving a 12-year-old Arvada girl.

• On Wednesday, November 16, 2011, just after 8:00 p.m., a 6-year-old child was contacted by a man as she sat in a lounge area of the YMCA located at 6350 Eldridge Street. The suspect lured her outside and she was able to break free and return to her parents inside the building.

• On Friday, November 4, 2011, three 12-year-old girls were playing outside in the area of 69th and Robb Street when the suspect approached the girls and exposed and touched himself in their presence.

• On Monday, November 14, 2011, Arvada Police were called the area of 77th and Parfet Street where a 15-year-old girl was contacted by a man driving a silver or white four door car who began asking her for directions.

A tip line has been set up for calls about the case. Anyone with information about a possible suspect lead is asked to call 720-898-6799.

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