Glendale attempted abduction: Man tries to grab young girl at park

GLENDALE, AZ - Glendale police are asking for the public's help identifying a man who tried to abduct a young girl Thursday.

Police spokeswoman Tracey Breeden said at about 3:40 p.m., two young girls were playing in the park near 53rd Avenue and Cholla Street when they were approached by an unknown adult male.

Breeden said when the two girls started to walk away; the suspect grabbed one of the girls from behind and started dragging her backwards. Both girls began to yell loudly and one ran towards a house for help. 

The suspect released the victim and ran in the direction of the other girl before eventually fleeing the area on a bicycle. Both girls ran to a nearby house and called 911. Breeden said neither girl was injured.

Police searched the surrounding area but were unable to locate the suspect.

He is described as an Asian male, in his 30's, approximately 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 175 pounds, with short black hair and a patchy beard. He was last seen wearing a black shirt and sweatshirt, black sunglasses, baggy black pants, and dark colored shoes. He was riding a dark green or black BMX style bike with black handle bars.

Police detectives believe this is an isolated incident and currently have no leads in this case.

Anyone who has information on the suspect is asked to call the Glendale Police Department at 623-930-3000 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

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