Police looking for man who allegedly exposed himself, attempted to shove teenage girl in van Friday afternoon

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Calgary police say they are investigating a case of potential attempted child abduction that happened on Friday afternoon.

Police say that a man approached a 13-year-old girl who was walking along Saddlebrook Drive N.E. around 12:45 p.m. Friday. The man was driving a medium grey, older model minivan — potentially a Honda or Toyota — and asked the girl for directions. He allegedly had his pants and underwear around his ankles, exposing himself when he did this, police said.

“The girl declined to speak to the man and attempted to leave,” police said in a news release issued Friday evening. “As she did so, the man pulled his pants up, exited the vehicle and approached her from behind. He opened the sliding door on the van and attempted to shove the girl in. The girl kicked the man and ran. The driver followed her in the van until she entered her home.”

Police describe the man as being in his mid- to late-30s with a heavy build, and say he was wearing a green long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans and a blue tuque at the time. Police say they’ve patrolled near the scene in search of the suspect but have not yet located as of Friday.

Police are asking for anyone with any information, including any CCTV images or footage of the vehicle in question, to contact the police at the non-emergency number 403-266-1234 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 and calgarycrimestoppers.org.

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