AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) — Aurora police are questioning a person of interest in an attempted kidnapping — and looking for anyone who may have seen it happen.

It happened Thursday afternoon, near East Exposition Avenue and South Nome Street. As the girl passed the man, he grabbed her and put his hands over her mouth. The girl fought back by screaming and biting the suspect’s right ring finger. He let go of her and ran westbound on Exposition.

Police released a photo of the suspect Friday.

(credit: Aurora Police Department)

Police described the suspect as a skinny white man, approximately 6-foot-4, with a goatee. He was wearing blue jeans, black shoes, a black coat with a hood and sunglasses. He’s believed to be about 40 years old.

Investigators say they won’t release the name of the suspect as to not compromise the investigation. They only say the girl did not know the man.

“BE VIGILANT! Call 911 to report suspicious activity!” the Aurora Police Department tweeted.

Police say a black, older model, 4-door sedan may have been in the area and the occupants of that vehicle may have witnessed the attempted abduction.

“If this was you please call (303) 627-3100 immediately,” police urged.

“We are still looking for witnesses, surveillance cameras in the area, and any unreported incidents by anyone,” investigators said on social media Friday.


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