Vancouver Police investigating child luring incident

On Tuesday (May 17) at about 9:28 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to Covington Middle School where a 13-year-old female student reported that as she was walking to school earlier that morning in the area of NE 49th Street/NE 112th Ave., she was approached by an unknown male who emerged from some bushes.
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Incident took place Tuesday morning in the area of NE 49th Street and NE 112th Ave.

VANCOUVER – On Tuesday (May 17) at about 9:28 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to Covington Middle School where a 13-year-old female student reported that as she was walking to school earlier that morning in the area of NE 49th Street/NE 112th Ave., she was approached by an unknown male who emerged from some bushes.

The man attempted to engage her in conversation and “loosely” grabbed her to get her into the bushes with him. The female was able to break away from him and continued to walk away. The male was last seen in the area of NE Fourth Plain Blvd./NE Gher Rd. 

The suspect is described as 20-30 years of age, a Hispanic male, short “buzz” cut black hair, thin build, 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-7 in height, wearing a black tank top and tan work boots, he also had tattoos on both arms. 

Anyone with information on this incident, or the identity or location of the suspect, is asked to call Vancouver Police Detective David Jensen, david.jensen@cityofvancouver.us.

Information provided by Vancouver Police Department.

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