Suspect trying to lure teenage girls in Gresham

Suspect trying to lure teenage girls in Gresham

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by Sara Roth, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on May 16, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Updated Friday, May 16 at 10:22 AM

GRESHAM, Ore. – Gresham police are searching for a suspect who may have tried to lure two high school girls in Gresham on three different occasions.

"It's crazy," said neighbor Michelle Davis.  "What else is going to happen."

On Thursday, a man reportedly approached an Alpha High School student near the school at 876 NE 8th St., grabbed her arm and told her to go with him, according to Lt. Claudio Grandjean of Gresham police.

The girl broke away from the suspect and ran to the school, Grandjean said.

In another incident on May 8, a man of similar description approached a 16-year-old Gresham High School girl in front of Cheap Charlies on Northeast Roberts Avenue and asked her to get in his car.

The 16-year-old said the suspect had also approached her a couple months prior at the same location.

"They need to find out who he is and get him," said neighbor Chris Smith.

The suspect was described as a black man in his late 30s to 40s, between 5-foot-6 and 6 feet tall. One teen said he had a goatee, glasses and dirty or decayed teeth, and that he was driving a tan or gold car.

Anyone with information about the incidents was asked to call the Gresham Police Tip Line at 503-618-2719.

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