PD: 2 men try to coax girl into van in Mesa

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

MESA, Ariz. – Mesa police say two men reportedly tried to get a 12-year-old girl into their van near University Drive and Horne Monday night.

Police officers responded to a report of suspicious activity and met with the girl and her mother.

The girl told police that she was walking to the store alone when a van pulled slowly alongside her and two men attempted to coax her into the vehicle. When she refused, the van left north on Horne.

The van was described as a white old work van with rust and gray spots all over it, a sliding door behind the driver's door, no seats in the back, rusty rims and possibly a Nebraska license plate.

The driver was described as a 40-year-old Hispanic male wearing a white shirt. The passenger was described as a 45-year-old black male wearing a black shirt.

Police have not been able to locate the vehicle or the men.