Crime

Kent police seek man suspected of trying to lure 13-year-old girl

Kent police on Friday were trying to identify a man suspected of trying to lure a 13-year-old earlier this month.

The incident happened about 9:15 p.m. Aug. 4 as the girl walked between the 9400 block and 10100 block of Canyon Road SE near Kent-Meridian High School.

A man drove past the girl and offered a ride, which she declined. He drove off and the girl continued walking east.

Shortly afterward, the girl noticed the man was following her on foot. She started to run and the man chased after her, police said. The man ran away once a passerby intervened to help the girl.

The man is described as Hispanic, 5 feet 8 to 5 feet 9 and 150 to 170 pounds. He had dark hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kent police tip line at 253-856-5808.

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