(PORTLAND, Ore.) JUST IN: A man in a ‘white utility van ‘ tried to abduct a young 13yr-old-g irl walking along Harold Street near the I-205 underpass at 18:00pm on Sat.07: Dec: KATUNews ..Description o f the man is below …Can you help find him? #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Dec.09: A 13-year-old girl told police someone in a van tried to abduct her in Southeast Portland: The girl said she was walking along Harold Street near the I-205 underpass at about 6 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 7) when someone in a white utility van stopped next to her.

She told investigators the driver “called out to her and asked for her phone number: ” She said she ignored the man and kept walking, but the driver got out and tried to grab her arm.

According to police, the girl said she hit the man in the face and he ran back to his van and drove off: The girl was not physically hurt: “Officers are working to learn more, but want to alert the public to be aware of the incident,” Portland Police officials said.

The girl described the driver as a black man with a slim, athletic build, about six feet tall, with black, shoulder-length dreadlocks, a goatee, and a mustache: At the time he was wearing a black baseball cap with a red brim.

The van was white with no windows on the sides and hinged doors on the right side: The girl said he passenger compartment was “dirty and cluttered.”

If anyone has helpful information, they’re asked to call (503) 823-3333.

More info from PPB:

The Portland Police Bureau would like to offer the following tips for people who walk, ride or jog alone:

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Consider bringing a cell phone.
  • If you have earphones or earbuds in, keep one ear free to listen to your surroundings.
  • Tell someone where you are going, and when you expect to return.

The Portland Police Bureau GirlStrength and WomenStrength Programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area. To learn more information about these programs, call 503-823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength

#AceNewsDesk reports …………..Published: Dec.09: 2019: KATUNews

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