(KMOV) – Police are searching for a man they say tried to abduct a fourth-grade girl in a Bridgeton neighborhood on Wednesday.
Authorities said the girl was standing in the 4100 block of Muro Ln. around 8 a.m. when a man in a white van pulled up to the curb.
Police said the man got out of the van and asked the child to help him find something in the vehicle.
Authorities said the girl refused and the man grabbed her. She managed to escape and the suspect fled the scene in a white van.
Police said the suspect is a white man with a tattoo on the upper side of his right forearm. He was wearing a camouflaged jacket or shirt with black pants and a black baseball cap.
Bridgeton police are investigating and asking anyone with information to call them at 314-739-7557.