Attempted enticement of two children

Colorado Springs police ask public for help

POSTED: 10:34 PM MST Jan 29, 2013    UPDATED: 10:36 PM MST Jan 29, 2013 
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The CSPD is requesting the public’s assistance in locating and identifying two individuals who attempted to entice children into a vehicle on January 29, 2013 and one party may have been involved in the attempted enticement of a child on January 28, 2013.

The first incident was reported on Monday, January 28, 2013 at approximately 4:45 PM in the area of 2000 S. Corona St.  In the first case two girls, ages four and nine were asked to get into a vehicle with a stranger.  The suspect in the first case is described, as follows: dark skinned Hispanic male, possibly late 20s, 6’-2” tall, thin build, possible black mustache, dark sunglasses, wearing a black colored “hoodie” style sweatshirt, black jeans and black shoes.  The suspect was on foot and ran from the area.  No suspect vehicle was seen.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at about 3:26 PM two males yelled for a ten year old girl to get into their vehicle and made reference to, “candy”  as the young girl was walking in the area of the intersection of West Cheyenne Road and Cresta Road.

The suspects in this case are described, as follows:

1) Hispanic male, 17-20, and possible white t-shirt and dark hair.

2) There is no description available for the second male.

The vehicle used in the second incident on Tuesday, 01-29-13 is described, as follows: Silver, SUV style vehicle similar to a Jeep make. 

Both of these incidents occurred after the children were walking home from school.  The community is reminded to be aware of discussing safety strategies with children. 

There may be many beneficial safety strategies and tips for helping to keep kids safe.  Here is one example of an excerpt from  There are many other possible safety tips available so do not rely exclusively on these examples.

The following are important tips and strategies for children to protect themselves:

 If anyone has information about these cases please call (719) 444-7000; or you may call Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers, Inc. at (719) 634-STOP (7867); you do not have to give your name and could earn a cash reward.