AURORA - Aurora Police are investigating the attempted kidnapping of an 11-year-old girl walking home from school Tuesday.
At 4:30 p.m., the girl was walking in the area of East Evans Avenue and South Telluride Street when she was approached by a man driving a black four-door hatchback vehicle.
Police say the suspect asked the victim if she wanted a ride home. When she refused, the man got out of his vehicle and grabbed her from behind.
She was able to fight off her attacker by kicking him in the shin, according to police. She slipped out of her backpack and ran away.
The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s; he is approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall with a muscular build, brown eyes and "bushy" brown eyebrows.
He was wearing a black ski mask, black sweatshirt with a hood, and black jeans. The suspect had a tattoo of a tear or cross on the outside corner of his right eye.
The girl says there was "heavy scratching" on the passenger door that looked like it had been sanded down for painting.
Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information about this case is asked to call Detective Sergeant Bob Wesner of the Crimes Against Children Unit at (303) 739-6093. You can also call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867). You may also text your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) then use the title DMCS and enter your message. You may remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to two thousand dollars ($2,000.)
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