AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– Police in Aurora are hoping the public can help them track down a suspected attempted kidnapper who tried to grab a girl.
A 13-year-old girl told police that while she walking home from school Wednesday afternoon she noticed a suspicious car near East 13th Avenue and Moline Street.
The teen said she noticed the man drove by her several times before trying to grab her.
“It’s concerning because there are a lot of kids around here,” said one mother who lives in the neighborhood.
“She had seen this car several blocks earlier driving past her, following her. She lost sight of it on her walk home,” said Aurora Police spokesman Frank Fania.
Then the girl spotted the car again, not far from her home, parked near 16th and Oswego.
“When she walked past the car the driver got out and tried to grab her,” said Fania.
The girl was able to get away and run home unharmed as the driver sped away.
The suspect is described as an Hispanic man in his 30s or 40s between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-8. He was wearing a blue baseball cap and khakis.
He may be driving a grey or light brown Chevy Cruze with tinted windows and a temporary license plate in the rear window.
Police credit the girl for being aware of her surroundings.
The Aurora Police Department released the following information about the case:
Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has any information on this case to please call Detective Sergeant Marc Paolino at (303) 739-6120. You can also provide information on this case and remain anonymous by calling CRIME STOPPERS at 720-913-STOP (7867). You may be eligible to earn a reward of up to two thousand dollars ($2,000).