Arvada police are releasing a composite image of the suspect. Click "related link" below this story for picture.
The suspect is wanted in a series of attempted child abductions and indecent exposure incident in Arvada in the past ten days.
Based on follow-up interviews with the victims and a review of the composite drawing, investigators believe it's a strong possibility the incidents are tied to one suspect
The suspect is described as a white male, in his 50's to 60's with salt-and-pepper colored hair. He has a wrinkled face and a potbelly. His height is between 5' 5" and 6' tall and weighs approximately 230 pounds. He may be associated with a grayish-colored sedan and possibly a blue mountain bike.
Numerous calls have been received by the department from citizens since the release of the information and follow-up is being conducted by detectives.
A tip line has been set up for calls about the case.
If you have information about a possible suspect lead, you're asked to call: 720-898-6799.
Detectives are also coordinating with other law enforcement agencies to determine if there have been similar incidents in neighboring jurisdictions.
Recap of the Incidents:
Attempted Child Abduction Incidents
- On Saturday, November 12, 2011, just after 3:00 p.m. in the area of Danny Kendrick Park (7000 Ward Road) and the Apex Recreation Center. Arvada Police were called to the area on a report of an attempted child abduction involving a 12-year-old Arvada girl.
- On Wednesday, November 16, 2011, just after 8:00 p.m., a 6-year-old child was contacted by a man as she sat in a lounge area of the YMCA located at 6350 Eldridge Street. The suspect lured her outside and she was able to break free and return to her parents inside the building.
- On Friday, November 4, 2011, three 12-year-old girls were playing outside in the area of 69th and Robb Street when the suspect approached the girls and exposed and touched himself in their presence.
- On Monday, November 14, 2011, Arvada Police were called the area of 77th and Parfet Street where a 15-year-old girl was contacted by a man driving a silver or white four door car who began asking her for directions.