The Colorado Springs Police Department is reporting today that one week ago a child luring incident took place at the intersection of Orchard Park Trail and Pine Manor Drive. That happened on Friday, April 26 but the information was just released today.
They are currently searching for the suspect in the incident.
The victim, a 12-year-old girl, told police that she arrived to her bus stop early that day and was the only person there at the time of the incident. She said that a white van pulled up to the bus stop and a Hispanic man got out of the back door of the van and asked her if she needed a ride to school.
She reportedly told him "no" but he kept coming towards her, asking if she would like to see puppies he had in the back of the van. She told him no again, and ran away.
The girl ran until she met a friend from school. She reportedly told her friend what happened and her friend walked with her back to the bus stop. When they both got back to the bus stop, the van sped away.
The girl and her friend reported the incident to an adult the next day, Saturday, April 27. That person reported the incident to District 20 Security who advised the family should make a police report.
The Colorado Springs Police Department is now looking for the man who attempted to entice the girl. They say he's a Hispanic male, in his late 20s to early 30s with dark brown hair in a "buzz cut". He was 5'7" to 5'8" tall, wearing a gray hoodie with ripped blue jeans and black "skate" shoes.
The girl said the victim looked like he hadn't shaved that morning and had a diagonal scar under his right eye that went up towards his temple. The man was also wearing a large silver ring on his right hand.
The description of the man's vehicle is a full-size white van with chipping paint. The victim said the van did not have windows on the sides but that it had two windowed doors in the rear. The right rear window had a decal on it that she described as a 'large anchor' or 'medieval spear'.
If anyone has information about this case you are asked to call (719) 444-7000 or Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers at (719) 634-STOP (7867). You do not have to give your name and you could earn a cash reward.