Aurora police investigate attempted luring of 8-year-old girl at bus stop

Girl runs to friends; police called.

AURORA, Colo. - Aurora police are investigating an incident where a man tried to lure an 8-year-old girl waiting at a bus stop into his vehicle on Monday morning.

The incident happened about 8:30 a.m. as the girl waited for the bus at East Louisiana Avenue and South Idalia Street, Aurora police spokeswoman Sgt. Cassidee Carlson said.

A two-door green vehicle, described as appearing like a Jeep, pulled up to the child and the male driver told the girl get into the vehicle, Carlson said.

The driver was described as a black man who was about 40 years old and wearing a green baseball hat and a black shirt. There was also a white male passenger in the vehicle.

The girl ran to her friends who were walking to the bus stop, and the vehicle took off northbound on Idalia, Carlson said. The girl reported the incident when she arrived at school and police were called.

Officers searched the area, talking with residents. They found a woman, who did not see the Monday incident, but who reported that in the past few weeks she has noticed a green Chevrolet Blazer in the area watching the kids at the bus stop.

The witness described the driver in the prior incidents as a white man, about 35 to 40 years old, with brown hair who stands about 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall. The man sometimes has a beard and other times is clean-shaven.

The Aurora Police Department's Crimes Against Children Unit continues to investigate the bus stop incident.

Carlson asked anyone sees a vehicle matching the Jeep description driving in the area of East Louisiana Ave and South Idalia Street to please call Aurora police at 303-627-3100. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Sgt. Joe Young at 303-739-6093.

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