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Arvada Police Believe Same Man Attempted Separate Child Abductions

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ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Arvada want the community to know about two attempted abductions involving three children.

The first incident occurred Monday morning on the Arvada West High School campus where a girl said a man tried abducting her. The student said she was approached by a suspicious man who got out of his car and tried to grab her.

(credit: CBS)

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An alert went over the school’s intercom to fellow students warning them about the incident and to be careful.

“It makes me scared because i go to school here,” senior Olivia Aguilar said.

“I’ve got a little sister too, so it freaks me out a little bit because she goes to an elementary school around here,” senior Darion Trujillo said.

The girl was able to get away, but later that night police got another call about an attempted abduction involving two 12-year-old boys.

“And then that evening at approximately 6 p.m. we received a call from a parent who – their son and his friend – had been out walking near Terrace Park and someone had approached them about coming over to their vehicle,” Jill McGranahan with Arvada police said.

In both cases the suspect and his vehicle were the same description. He was a white or Hispanic man about 30 years old, 5-foot-6, with short, dark curly hair. He was wearing a black t-shirt. He was driving a light brown or tan four-door sedan, possibly a Honda. The car may have tinted rear windows, and a possible dent near the rear passenger tail light.

There is a potential witness to the attempted abduction that happened at Arvada West High School. Police want to speak to her and asked that she contact them.

Additional Information From Arvada Police

Police are asking that anyone who sees the man or vehicle, or with more information, to call them at (720) 898-6900.

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