MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash. — Police are searching for a suspect in an attempted luring of two girls in Mountlake Terrace.
Officials said an 11-year-old girl was recently contacted on social media by someone she didn't know who claimed to be a 14-year-old boy. The two agreed to meet at Mountlake Terrace Elementary School, located at 22001 52nd Avenue West.
The girl took her 12-year-old friend with her for the meet-up. The boy, identified as "Jo Jo" in the press release, arrived in a light-blue sedan. He is described by officials as a white man in his 20s with facial hair. The man reportedly attempted to lure the two girls into his car.
The girls refused to get in and the man left in his car briefly, but then returned and circled the parking lot before leaving the area, the press release stated. The suspect has not been identified.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Detective Sergeant King at (425) 670-8260 and to call 911 if the light-blue sedan is spotted.
Mountlake Terrace Elementary Interim Principal Stephanie Paolone sent parents this message Monday evening:
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