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Las Vegas police searching for suspects in attempted kidnappings

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Police released a sketch of an attempted kidnapping suspect. (Source: LVMPD) Police released a sketch of an attempted kidnapping suspect. (Source: LVMPD)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Las Vegas Metro police said they are investigating at least four attempted kidnappings in the Valley. 

On Feb. 6 at 6:41 p.m., officers responded to the 2700 block of Marlin Avenue, near Stewart Avenue and Eastern Avenue, to investigate reports of a man attempting to pull a 6-year-old girl into a car against her will. The suspect was confronted by neighbors and he released the child. The suspect left the area before officers arrived. 

At 6:49 p.m. on Feb. 6, officers responded to the 3700 block of East Bonanza Road, near Pecos Road, where someone reported a similar incident. A man approached a 7-year-old girl playing on the playground and he attempted to take her with him. The suspect was confronted by a family member and he released the child. The suspect left the area before officers arrived. 

The suspect was described as a white or Hispanic man, 18- to 20-years-old, with a medium build. He has a tattoo on the right side of his neck. He was last seen wearing a grey zip-up hoodie, gray sweatpants, and gray Nike shoes. 

The vehicle was described as a red four-door sedan with silver trim around the windows. 

Police also confirmed two additional attempted kidnappings involving students at Saville Middle School. Police said they are looking for another suspect related to the incidents. However, a similar red vehicle was described in these two incidents. 

"Anytime we have even one incident it's too many," Clark County School District Police Captain Ken Young said. He added this is an opportunity for parents to talk to their kids about what to do around strangers.  

"Give them some tools to work with, teach your kids how to identify somebody...teach them those kinds of things, and things as simple as their parents' names not just mommy and daddy," he said. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact Metro's Northeast Area Command Patrol Investigation section by phone at 702-828-3755 or by email. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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