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Police are looking for a man who tried to kidnap a 12-year-old girl as she walked home from school Thursday in northeast Lincoln, a spokeswoman said Friday.

The girl told investigators she was walking home from Dawes Middle School and cut through the parking lot of Anderson Library when a car circled the lot and a man got out, Officer Angela Sands said.

He grabbed her left arm and tried to get her to go with him, Sands said, but the girl kicked him, broke free of his grasp and ran.

She described the suspect as a Hispanic or Asian man in his 30s, 5-foot-11 and heavyset, with a thick mustache, a gold tooth and a cross tattoo on his face.

His car was similar to a Buick LeSabre, and its rear windshield was broken out, she said.

Officers were reviewing surveillance video to see if the incident was captured on camera.

Police have notified school officials about the incident.

Anyone with information should contact police detectives at 402-441-6000.



Riley Johnson reports on breaking news and public safety issues in Lincoln and southeast Nebraska.

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