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Police Say Stranger Attempted to Lure Middle Schooler into Car

The girl, who was walking to school at the time, notified officials who called the police.

Information provided by the San Leandro Police Nixle Alerts

A Bancroft Middle School student was approached as she was walking to school when she was approached by a male in a vehicle. The suspect pulled along side the 13-year-old victim and told her that her mom wanted him to give her a ride. The victim refused and walked to school where she notified staff, who notified SLPD immediately. 

The suspect was described as an African-American male, about 30-years-old and wearing a camouflaged color baseball cap. The suspect's vehicle was similar to a Black Chrysler 300 with tinted windows. 

Detectives are investigating the case and will be working with school personnel. 

Lt. Mike Sobek said, "This young student did a very good job in not getting into that vehicle. It is always good to remind your children to stay alert and walk in pairs if they are able to." 

Please contact the San Leandro Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division with any information regarding this case at 510-577-3230 or contact the Anonymous Tip Line at 510-577-3278

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