Suspicious man tries to force child into his vehicle in southeast Wichita

Wichita police (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita police are investigating after a suspicious man tried to lure a 11-year-old girl into his suburban. It happened Tuesday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. in the 2600 block of East Skinner.

The girl was walking home from Mead Middle School when a man driving a brown suburban began to follow her. The man asked her to get into his vehicle. The man said if she didn’t listen he would force her inside.

The girl ran home and told her mother. The mother called police.

The suspect is described as a 60-year-old man with gray hair and a beard.

Police said you should tell your children to be vigilant of their surroundings. If someone does approach, they ask that you tell your child to run home, to a store, or a friend’s house. Police said the child should also scream to draw attention to the situation.