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Juvenile female approached by adult male

A female elementary school student was approached and nearly grabbed by an adult male on her way to school Wednesday morning in Elkhart.

The juvenile was walking to Hawthorne School along West Lusher Avenue, when she was approached by a Hispanic male on a bicycle.

The man attempted to grab the girl but she ran away.

Police described the man as Hispanic, around 5'6” to 5'7”, in his middle 40's, with a skinny build and salt and pepper hair. He was wearing a brown baseball cap, brown work pants, and a black hoodie.

He was said to be riding a black bicycle.

Police were dispatched to Hawthorne School Thursday morning.

They are asking residents in the surrounding area to keep an eye out for the man.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call (574) 295-7070.
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