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June 3, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Stranger tries to get into car with unattended child near Seattle school

Seattle police say a stranger tried to get into a parked car while a 4-year-old boy waited inside as his mother walked his sister to school.

The incident happened just after 9 this morning near Coe Elementary School, 2424  Seventh Ave. W.  Police said the mother was returning to her car when she noticed a man quickly walking away.

When she got inside her car the woman’s 4-year-old son told her that the man had tried to open the car doors, according to police. The woman said she saw the man get into a shiny, bright red Pontiac Grand Am.  She tried to follow the vehicle but lost sight of it.

Police said the woman did not call 911 until 20 minutes after the incident. Officers searched the area but did not locate a suspect.

The man was described as Hispanic, 25 to 32 years old, about 5-feet-9 or 5-feet-10, with a thin build. He had a light complexion, shaved head and wore a white T-shirt and blue jeans.

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