Litteton Police Say Man Tries To Get Girls To Help Him With Locked Truck
10:40 AM, Jul 26, 2005
Littleton police are asking for the public's help to catch a man who tried to abduct a 15-year-old girl at knifepoint last week. On Monday, police learned that it may not have been the man's first attempt to grab a girl.
Can you identify this man? If you think you know who this is, contact Littleton police.
Police say the man approached a teenager inside a Littleton YMCA at Broadway and Dry Creek Court on July 15. The man said he needed the girl's help to unlock his truck and thought her skinny arm could fit through a crack in his window.The YMCA employee who overheard the conversation interrupted the man and suggested that he go downstairs and look for a coat hanger.The man appeared annoyed by the interruption but did go downstairs, the YMCA employee told police. After a few minutes, he came back upstairs, mumbling something to the effect of, "You need to get more tools," and then left the building.The YMCA employee thought nothing of the incident until she saw a sketch on the news last Tuesday and heard that it was the same story a man told another teenager on South Elati Street.In that July 19 incident, the man convinced a girl to get out of a house to help him get into his locked car. He had told her that he locked the keys in his car and his arm was too big to fit through a partially rolled down window. When the girl went to the street and poked her arm through the passenger's window, the man pressed an object against her back and told her that he had a knife and to get into his truck.She screamed as loud as she could and he fled the scene."The thing that's most concerning for us is that he appears very brazen, not afraid to go in and have other people see him," said Littleton police Sgt. Sean Dugan.In both instances, the man was wearing a Hawaiian shirt and appeared to be in his 40s. He drove an older model gold-colored pickup truck. The girl in the second incident said he is about 5 feet 9 inches tall, has a thin build and blondish hair that is turning gray.Police are checking criminal records to see if their composite sketch matches anyone in their system.Anyone with information regarding these incidents is being asked to call Littleton Police at (303) 795-3896.