The is investigating a possible abduction attempt, according to a press release, after a man with dreadlocks in a white truck allegedly tried to coax a 12-year old girl into his vehicle in Greenbelt.
Police have released a photo of the truck that the suspect may have been driving.
"The man a number of times repeatedly asked her to come over to the vehicle and she resisted," said Capt. Thomas Kemp, Greenbelt Police spokesman.
The girl was waiting for a ride to her middle school, but she was not a student at Greenbelt Middle School, said Kemp. It was about 8:30 a.m. Monday in the area of Springhill Drive and Edmonston Road.
He said one of the city's cameras in Franklin Park captured a photograph of a vehicle, similar to that of the suspect's, near the scene around the time of the incident.
Police are working with the girl's school, Greenbelt Cares and with the victim's family to help her cope, according to Kemp. But he said that the girl seems to be okay.
Police are asking residents to stay vigilant. Police released the photo Thursday and have asked that anyone with information related to this incident to contact the Greenbelt Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit at (240) 542-2133.