VACAVILLE — Police are trying to identify a man who may have tried to abduct a girl as she was walking home from a store Tuesday.
Police received a call at 7:42 p.m. about a man who approached two children, ages 9 and 11, behind the Raley’s supermarket complex on the 3000 block of Alamo Drive.
The girls were in a parking lane behind the shopping center when a man grabbed the 9-year-old from behind, lifting her up, according to a press release Wednesday from the Vacaville Police Department. The 11-year-old intervened, grabbing the 9-year-old’s legs, police report.
Both girls began to scream. The man released the 9-year-old and fled on foot. He was last seen heading southwest behind the shopping complex. The girls ran home and called police about 15 minutes after the incident, according to police.
Officers searched the area but did not find the man, who police describe as a white male between 30 and 60 years old with thinning short, white hair – balding; a thin to medium build and possible belly; and possible white mustache. He was wearing dark-colored shorts – possibly brown – and a dark-colored T-shirt.
Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call Officer Shawn Windham at 449-5200.
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