Police: Man with cat tried to lure girl near AJ West Elementary in Aberdeen

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

(Getty Images)

ABERDEEN, Wash. — Police in Aberdeen are looking for a man who attempted to lure a young girl near AJ West Elementary School Tuesday afternoon.

Police say at about 12:14 p.m., a man approached a young girl and tried to get her to come with him. The girl fled and was not hurt.

She told investigators that the man had a cat with him.

The suspect is also described as 5’09” to 5’10” tall and was wearing a red cap and a white shirt.

Police say a similar incident happened earlier this month (May 17). It took place about a block away. Details on that case were not given.

Anyone with information about these cases should call 911 and report them to the Aberdeen Police Department.

We’ll update this article when more information becomes available.

Google Map for coordinates 46.971922 by -123.838252.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.