Police search for suspect after 3 children report attempted kidnapping

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DENVER -- Police in Denver are looking for a man children say tried to kidnap them over Labor Day weekend.

Officers said two separate incidents occurred on Saturday evening involving children ages 11 and 12. The first victim told police that he was riding his scooter home from Cretsmoor Park at about 7:20 p.m. when an unknown man driving a van began following him.

The boy said the man was yelling at him to get into his van. The boy was able to make it home, and when he ran inside the man drove off.

Moments later, the man reportedly drove up the block where he saw two children playing outside. The suspect again told the children to get into his car.

The victims told police that when they ran towards their garage and began opening it, they saw the man get out of his car and start running up the driveway after them.

The children said they were able to close the door before he could reach them, and the man got back into his car and drove away. The victims called their father who reported the incident to police.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male who is 30 to 40 years old, 5-foot-9 and heavy-set with short black hair. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt.

The man was driving a gray or silver minivan with two stickers on the back of it, one of which had black and white lettering.

If you have any information about this incident, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867).

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