Suspect sketch in attempted abduction of girl walking to school

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Sketch of suspect provided by Glendale police. By Alicia Barron Sketch of suspect provided by Glendale police. By Alicia Barron

GLENDALE – Police in Glendale need the public’s help to identify a man who tried to abduct a child on her way to school Thursday morning.

Detectives say the suspect approached the 11-year-old victim from behind at about 8 a.m. in the 5700 block of North 61st Avenue and grabbed her around the mouth and stomach.

The girl was able to break free and run home to alert her mother who then called police.

The victim was able to provide a detailed description of the suspect to officers. He is described as a man between 20 and 25 years old with a thin build and dark hair cut short. He was wearing black pants with a hole in one knee and no shirt at the time of the incident.

The suspect is about 5’9” tall and has his bottom lip pierced, a tear tattoo under his right eye and a blackened eye. The man also has a cut under the right side of his nose, a mole on his right cheek and a thick scar on the left side of his neck.

Anyone with information on this individual is asked to call Glendale police at 623-930-3734 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.