Police seek suspect in south side attempted abduction

Milwaukee police are looking for a suspect in an attempted child abduction on Milwaukee’s south side Thursday. 

Police said a man approached the child near Lapham and 30th Streets and tried to pull a teenage girl into his car. She was able to get away, and he then drove away from the scene. Police have put out a sketch of the suspect and are asking if anyone recognizes him.

"Nothing happens like that, but now I'm afraid now," said Jesus Contreres who is the father of a teenaged daughter.

"I would be terrified to be walking around," said Aylin Sandoval, 15.

Parents are already talking to their children.

"She is telling me to be careful of my surroundings," Sandoval said. "Just simply walk away or run."

"Be careful, don't talk to no one. And I'm going to stand on the corner and make sure when she gets to the corner, make sure she gets on the bus. And just keep your phone in hand and dial 911," Contreres said.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 35-years old, 5’10” tall, medium build, with short black hair, and a mustache. Police said he was last seen wearing a coat with a gray t-shirt, blue jeans and tan work boots driving a 2000 to 2006 tan Chevy SUV. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7360. 
 

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