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Police looking for man who tried to lure 14-year-old girl in Issaquah

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ISSAQUAH, Wash. - Police are looking for a man who tried to lure a 14-year-old girl into his car in Issaquah Wednesday afternoon.

Officers said the girl was checking her mailbox around 4:40 p.m. in the 22000 block of SE 56th Street when a vehicle pulled up beside her, and a man wearing a black ski mask told her to get in his car.

The girl took off and ran home, where her mother called police.

The girl told police the man was driving and older, small, dark-colored, four-door vehicle, but the make and model are unknown.

Detectives are hoping someone may have caught the vehicle on surveillance or security video. Anyone with information should call Issaquah Police at 425-837-3200.

Police are also encouraging parents to review safety tips with their children:

  • Never talk to a stranger.
  • Never let a stranger get too close, whether the stranger is in a car or walking.
  • Never tell a stranger any personal information, such as your name, age or address.
  • Travel in groups, if possible.
  • Stick to safe, well-lit paths when walking.
  • Do not obstruct your hearing with iPods or portable music players when walking or waiting outside.
  • If a stranger attempts to grab you, yell as loudly as you can and run away.
  • Always alert an adult immediately if you are approached by a suspicious person.
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