JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. - UPDATE Oct. 14: This report of an attempted abduction turned out to be a false alarm. Read our updated story for more information.
Jefferson County sheriff's deputies are investigating the attempted abduction of a 13-year-old boy Saturday evening.
The incident happened at about 6:30 p.m. near West 2nd Avenue and West Ellsworth Drive, in the Mesa View Estates, on the south side of Interstate 70.
Deputies said the boy was walking on the sidewalk in front of his house when the man tried to entice him into the man's parked car.
"The boy started backing away toward his front yard and the man got out of his car and started to approach him," said Jefferson County Sheriff's Office spokesman Mark Techmeyer.
The boy yelled, ran into his house and told his mother, Techmeyer said.
The boy's mother, Eileen Travis, ran outside and snapped a photo of the man on her cell phone.
"When I stepped out and started taking pictures, then the guy just took off," Travis told 7NEWS.
The two made eye contact before the man sped away.
Deputies described the suspect as a white male in his 20s with longer brown hair in a red jersey and wearing a red cap. He was driving a dark blue, four-door, small sedan with a spoiler on the trunk and no license plates. Deputies said they don't know if the car had a temporary tag in the rear window.
If anyone recognizes this car or suspect, they are asked to call the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 303-271-5612.
The home is located in unincorporated Jefferson County but it has a Golden mailing address.
Suspect, Sedan Similar to Arvada Cases
Arvada police said the suspect and car description in Jefferson County are similar to the attempted abduction cases there.
The Arvada suspect was described as a white male, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall, thin build, sandy or brown hair and late teens to late 30s in age. The second Arvada victim described the suspect as not having facial hair, but the first victim described him as having a thin beard and mustache. The Arvada Police caution that people can change in appearance by growing their hair out, cutting and/or dying it, wearing disguises, i.e., wigs, and shaving or growing facial hair.
The vehicle used in the Arvada incidents was described as a royal blue -- similar to the blue worn by the University of Kentucky -- four-door sedan, possibly from the mid 90s. It may have dents on the passenger side rear door and may have half of the rear wheels covered with a "skirt" similar to those seen on a 1996 Cadillac Deville.