The Arvada Police today issued a warning to residents after two similar reported incidents of attempted child abduction.
On February 10 at approximately 8:00 A.M., a female student from Jefferson High School who was on the Arvada West campus reported that she was approached by a suspicious man who attempted to abduct her. The student was able to get away and reported the incident to the school and police.
Then, at approximately 6:00 P.M., Arvada Police were dispatched on a report of another attempted child pickup. Two boys, both 12-years-old, were approached by a man in a vehicle in the area of Terrace Park who asked them to approach the vehicle. The boys both left the park and told an adult who called police.
All three victims described the suspect as a white or Hispanic, about 30-years-old, approximately 5’6” tall with short, dark curly hair. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt. All three victims said he was driving a light brown or tan 4-door sedan, possibly a Honda. The car may have tinted rear windows, and a possible dent near the rear passenger tail light.
There is a potential female witness to the attempted abduction on the Arvada West campus with whom the Arvada Police would like to speak.
Police are asking that anyone who sees this man or vehicle, or with more information, to call them at 720.898.6900.
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