Police release sketch of suspect in child luring incident at Redmond Town Center

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REDMOND, Wash. — Police on Wednesday released a sketch of a suspect in a child luring incident at Redmond Town Center on Sunday.

Police said that at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, an 11-year-old girl visiting the city was “approached by the man depicted in this sketch” at the mall. She was sitting on a bench in front of Bath and Body Works, waiting for her older sister who was inside the store.

“The man asked several times for her to get into his vehicle, offered to drive her around, told her she could turn on the music in his car and offered her water,” police said in a news release.

The suspect was driving a late 1990s gray four-door F-150 pickup truck with a “Ford” sticker on the rear passenger window. The man left after the girl said she was calling police.

The man was described as a white man, about 40, 5-foot-9 with a thin build. He had dirty blonde hair, which was slightly balding or thinning, police said. He also had a goatee and bushy eyebrows. The man was wearing a white T-shirt that had some stains, khaki cargo shorts and old, dirty white shoes. He had some sort of tattoo on his left middle shin. The girl also said he smelled of cigarettes.

Police ask that if you believe you know this suspect or have any information that may help police, call (425) 556-2500 and ask for detective Bollerud.