Parker police looking for man who tried to lure 11-year-old girl into minivan

PARKER, Colo. — Police are looking for a man who tried to lure an 11-year-old girl into a minivan in Parker on Thursday afternoon.

The girl was walking north on Bradbury Ranch Drive near the East West Regional Trail at about 3:15 p.m.

She told officers with the Parker Police Department that a minivan pulled up next to her and the driver tried to entice her to get inside.

The girl ran off and said she last saw the minivan turn onto Firebrick Drive.

The suspect is described as an older white male with an average build, gray and white hair, and is bald on the top.

He has a full beard that is the same color as his hair, but he did not have a mustache.

He was wearing black-framed sunglasses and a white T-shirt. The girl also noticed a gray or blue tattoo on the top of his lower left arm.

The minivan was two tone: Silver on the top and black on the bottom. It appeared to have mud on the lower portion of the body.

The girl said there were boxes stacked in the back seat and clothes on hangers from the roof handle on the passenger side of the front seat.

Police are asking anyone who was in the area around 3:15 p.m. who might have seen the man to call police at 303-805-6561 or email.

Police said they will be increasing patrols in the Bradbury Ranch subdivision.

“We ask all parents to remind their children to never get into vehicles with strangers, no matter what they may be saying,” police said in a statement.