GRESHAM, Ore. — UPDATE: Gresham police released a statement on Tuesday that said this report was not credible. Here is the full text of their press release:
On Friday June 7 and Sunday June 9, we received two reports of men attempting to lure two separate 11-year-old girls into their vehicles. We take these incidents very seriously. After spending hours investigating what occurred and reviewing video surveillance in the area, detectives have determined that the reports are not credible and there is no threat to the public. While child luring by a stranger is rare, it is still important that parents take the time to talk to their kids about stranger danger.
Gresham police are looking for a man who they said tried to abduct an 11-year-old girl early Friday morning.
The girl told police she was approached by an older white man driving a red sedan near Northeast 194th Avenue and Davis Street around 6:48 a.m.
She said the man had blond hair with a beard and an unknown tattoo on his face.
Police are working to identify the suspect.
Anyone with information is asked to call Gresham police at 503-618-2719.