RICHMOND -- Police are asking the public's help in identifying a man who grabbed a 15-year-old girl walking home from a Richmond high school last month.

The girl, a student at Kennedy High School, was at 39th Street and Florida Avenue at about 3:50 p.m. on Aug. 22 when the man confronted her, police said.

The man grabbed girl's arm and tried to pull her into his parked car, but she broke free and ran away, police said.

On Aug. 25 at 5:50 p.m., the girl and her family spotted the suspect walking in the 700 block of 23rd Street, according to police.

The girl's father chased the suspect but was not able to catch him. However, a family member took two pictures of the suspect, which police released to the public Wednesday.

 Police are looking for this man, who they say is suspected of trying to drag a 15-year-old girl into a car near Kennedy High School in Richmond on Aug.
Police are looking for this man, who they say is suspected of trying to drag a 15-year-old girl into a car near Kennedy High School in Richmond on Aug. 22, 2014. The victim and her family spotted this man three days after the incident and took pictures of him which police released Wednesday. ( David DeBolt )

The suspect is described as a black man, about 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a thin build and bald head. He was driving an older model Mercedes four-door that is gray to light blue in color.

Anyone with information about the suspect's identity is asked to call Detective Jason Wentz at 510-621-1259 or email him at jwentz@richmondpd.net.

David DeBolt covers breaking news. Contact him in Richmond at 510-262-2728. Follow him at Twitter.com/daviddebolt.



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