Man tries to lure girl into truck in Chandler

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Chandler police are searching for a man who tried to lure a girl into his truck on Friday.

Police said a 12-year-old girl was walking alone on Appleby Road just west of Arizona Avenue at about 4:30 p.m. when a man in a white older model truck pulled up to her.

The girl told police he offered her a ride twice and said he had candy. She ran away and the man drove off westbound toward Alma School Road.

The man is described as Hispanic, about 35 to 40 years old with short, black hair, a full beard and mustache.

Police remind children to always walk in a group. Be aware of your surroundings and if approached, run, scream and seek help. If grabbed, fight back, scream and run away. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Chandler Police Department at 480-782-4130.