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Sketch released after suspect follows 14-year-old girl in silver SUV in Jefferson County

Deputies: Suspect tried to push her inside
Posted at 6:55 PM, Oct 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-02 23:12:40-04

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. -- The sketch of a man who authorities said tried to kidnap a 14-year-old girl over the weekend has been released. 

The kidnapping attempt happened on Friday in the area of Sheridan Boulevard and West 52nd Avenue, according to a Jefferson County Sheriff's Office spokesperson. 

The 14-year-old reported the suspect followed her in a silver SUV as she walked to her school bus stop on her way to school.

The suspect then reportedly stopped his vehicle, got out and told her to get inside. When she did not, he tried to push her inside the vehicle. The teen was able to run away and the school bus driver reported the incident, deputies said. 

The suspect is described as Hispanic, measuring 5-feet-3 tall, with glasses and medium length dark hair, kind of spiky on top and tousled. He was last seen wearing a gray short-sleeved T-shirt and gray jeans.

(IMAGE: Released sketch of kidnapping suspect)

Deputies said he was driving a mid-size silver SUV, possibly a Honda or Chevy. The vehicle was muddy and did not have license plates. 

Anyone who has information regarding this suspect or the incident is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office tip line at 303-271-5612, or Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).

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