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Article updated: 10/26/2011 3:25 PM

11-year-old girl escapes abductor outside Aurora school

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An 11-year-old girl who serves as a student crossing guard for her classmates at Greenman Elementary School on Aurora's west side ran away from a man who tried to abduct her Wednesday morning, police said.

The girl told police she noticed a dark blue, full-size pickup truck about 7:45 a.m. parked in the school lot near the corner of North Russell and Spruce streets where she was standing.


An adult man in the driver's seat motioned with his finger for her to come to the truck. The girl told police she screamed and gathered children in the area to head toward the school at 729 W. Galena Blvd.

The man then exited the truck and began chasing the girl, according to police. He briefly grabbed her arm, but she told police she got away uninjured.

The girl described the man as Hispanic, about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin build, a medium complexion, a mustache and a goatee. She did not estimate his age, but told police she had not seen him in the area before.

The man was wearing a white hat with a logo, a white hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans and gym shoes, she told police.

Anyone with information is asked to call Aurora police at (630) 256-5500 or Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at (630) 892-1000 to remain anonymous.

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