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Suspicious man tries to lure girl into vehicle

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Winnipeg police are searching for a male who allegedly tried to lure a 12-year-old girl into his vehicle Friday.

The man trailed the girl in a dark-coloured vehicle in the area of Portage Avenue and Berry Street yesterday about 8:15 a.m., police say. He reportedly pulled up behind her and called out, offering her a ride. Police said no physical contact was made, but the girl was frightened and fled into a nearby business for help.

She described the man as Caucasian, in his 30s, wearing oval glasses. He wore a dark green hoodie underneath a dark jacket.

He was driving a dark green sport utility vehicle, possibly an older model Blazer. Anyone with information is asked to contact District 2 detectives at 204-986-2877.

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