Attempted Abduction of Teen Girl

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    NBC San Diego

    Police are searching for a man who tried to abduct a teen girl in Camden Sunday.

    The 14-year-old girl was walking out of the Dudley Grange Park near the intersection of 32nd Street and Rosedale Avenue around 6 p.m. when a man got out of a parked car and approahced her, according to invetigators.

    Officials say the suspect tried to engage the victim in conversation and then grabbed her by the arm.

    The teen broke free from his grip and ran away from the scene.

    But the suspect continued to pursue the girl, chasing her on foot before returning to his car and making a U-turn on Rosedale Avenue to follow her, according to police.

    The girl continued to flee and last saw the vehicle, described as a black four-door Pontiac with tinted rear and back windows and rust on the passenger side, turn onto Westfield Avenue at 32nd Street, officials say.

    Investigators describe the suspect as a black male in his late 30s or early 40s, who is at least 6-feet tall, weighs more than 200 pounds and has salt and pepper hair. Police say he was wearing a tan or mustard-colored sweatshirt and black jeans with a rip on the right side.

    Anyone with information about the suspect or the vehicle is asked to call the Camden County Police Department's anonymous tip line at 856-757-7042.