Aurora Police release sketch of man suspected in attempted-kidnapping 14-year-old girl

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Aurora Police have released a sketch of a man suspected of kidnapping a 14-year-old girl on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (Credit: Aurora Police Department)

AURORA, Colo. — A sketch of a man suspected of trying to kidnap a 14-year-old girl in Aurora this week has been released by Aurora Police.

The incident happened about 8 a.m. Wednesday near East 11th Avenue and North Ursula Street as the girl was walking to Aurora Central High School.

Police say the man pulled up in white Chevy Astro van and opened a sliding door, trying to pull the girl into the vehicle. The girl was able to fight off the attacker and escape. She reported the incident to school officials, who then notified Aurora Police.

The man is described as a Hispanic in his early 20s. He is 5-foot-4 with a heavy build, short cropped hair and a scar near his left eyebrow. He was wearing a black puffy winter-style jacket and navy blue/gray shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Sgt. Marc Paolino at 303-739-6120 or Det. Sgt. Bob Wesner at 303-739-6093.

Tipsters can also call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or text to 274637 and use the title DMCS and enter the message.