Metro Police need the public’s help in locating a man accused of trying to grab a 6 and 7-year-old girl from a two local neighborhood. Police say both incidents happened on Feb. 6.
According to Metro, around 6:41 p.m. officers were dispatched to the 2700 block of Marlin Avenue to investigate reports of a man trying to pull the child into his car against her will.
However, neighbors intervened, and the suspect let the child go and fled the area.
At approximately 6:49 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 3700 block of East Bonanza Road where a different person reported a similar event. According to police, witnesses say a man tried to take a 7-year-old girl who was playing on the playground.
The suspect released the child when he was confronted by a family member. He fled the area before officers arrived on scene.
The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male, 18-20 years of age, and medium build. The suspect has a tattoo on the right side of his neck. The suspect was last seen wearing a grey zip-up hoody, gray sweatpants, and grey Nike shoes.
He was last seen driving from the area in a red four-door sedan with silver trim around the windows.
“It’s scary, I’m not going to lie because we have a lot of kids at home and a lot of young ones too,” resident Joel Ramirez said. “So, we usually just lock every door.”
This latest incident is a reminder to parents to sit down and talk with their kids about stranger danger.
“You just don’t talk to strangers. don’t talk to nobody they don’t know. Stay near the home and stay close to the parents,” Ramirez said. “if they see a weird car, a guy asks them for something, it’s important for you to tell your kid, hey that’s not right.”
The suspect vehicle was described as a red four-door sedan with silver trim around the windows.
Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Northeast Area Command Patrol Investigation Section by phone at 702-828-3755, or by email at
NEACCOP@lvmpd.com. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702- 385-5555, or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.