Grinning man sought in suspicious incident involving 12-year-old girl in Loveland

LOVELAND, Colo. - Loveland police are looking for a grinning man who grabbed a 12-year-old girl in a Safeway parking lot.

Police issued a composite sketch of the suspect in the suspicious incident which happened Monday at Wilson Avenue and Eisenhower Boulevard at about 10:28 p.m. 

The victim told police she left the store to get some change from her parents' vehicle in the parking lot.  She said the suspect was riding by on a bicycle and grabbed her wrist. The man let go of her when she screamed. 

Police said the girl locked herself in the vehicle and the man rode away.

The suspect is described as a white man in his early 20s, with shaggy brown shoulder-length hair.  He was wearing a white baseball cap backwards and a white T-shirt. The man was riding a white, small-framed mountain-type bicycle with a bell on it.

The girl helped police develop a composite sketch of the suspect.

If anyone has information about this case, they are asked to call Detective Brian Koopman at 970-962-2032.

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