2 men in red van try to kidnap an 11-year-old Loveland girl walking to school, police say

Police ask public to help them locate van, men

LOVELAND, Colo. - Loveland police are asking the public to help identify two men who attempted to kidnap an 11-year-old girl walking to school on Monday morning.

The fifth grade girl told police that as she walked to Monroe Elementary School at about 8 a.m., an older model, red passenger van pulled up next to her. The van was occupied by two older white men. The driver had a pony tail.

The rear passenger door of the van opened and one of the men told the girl to get in, police said.

The girl ran from the van toward school. When she made it to the school, she saw the van drive northbound on Madrone Drive next to Silver Lake Park, police said.

The girl told school officials about the incident and police were alerted.

Detectives ask anyone who can provide information about the location of the van and the two men to call the Loveland Police Emergency Communications Center at 970-667-2151.

Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868.