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Riverside girl, 10, accosted on way to school; suspect sought

Riverside police released this sketch of a suspect wanted for accosting a 10-year-old girl in Riverside on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.

September 14, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A search is underway for a man accused of accosting a young girl who was on her way to school in Riverside.

Police say the man grabbed the 10-year-old girl and tried to pull her into his truck on Garfield and Everest streets at about 7:30 a.m. Sept. 6. The girl kicked the suspect and ran to nearby Liberty Elementary School on Hayes Street.

Police released a sketch of the suspect. He is described as Caucasian, approximately 20 years old, 6 feet tall with a muscular build and short spiky hair. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and work pants.

He was driving an older model, two-door black pick-up truck with two dents to the passenger side quarter panel.

If you have any information about this cause, you are asked to call Riverside police at (951) 353-7124.