Police in Council Bluffs are looking for a man they say tried to entice a child into his vehicle Monday evening. Bluffs Police Sgt. Dave Dawson says at around 6:30-p.m., a white male about 30-to 50-years of age approached a 9-year old girl who was standing by her bicycle at the intersection of Tipton and Berwick, in Council Bluffs.
The man got out of his pickup and came to within about four-feet of the girl, before kneeling down and stretching out his arms, as if to beckon her to him. The girl however, got on her bike and quickly rode away.
The man was described as being about 5-feet 11-inches tall, weighing 200-pounds. He had brown hair showing through a black ski mask, brown and black long sleeved shirt (possibly plaid or checkered) with a white embroidered name on the chest with blue-green lettering. He was also wearing blue jeans, and black shoes with no laces. The suspect is missing a top right front tooth and bottom left front tooth. He has blue or green eyes, and a possible, visible injury to one of his thumbs.
The suspect’s vehicle was said to have been a red extended cab Chevy pickup with damage to the right rear and a missing wheel cover or aftermarket rim, on the right rear. The truck had gray duct tape on the right rear window, wheel covers or rims with a possible spoke pattern. In addition it’s right front fender may have had some sort of a decal on it, while the rear of the truck had several rock chips or paint scratches. The license plates may have had the numbers 7-4-3, but the exact sequence is unknown.
If you have any information about the vehicle or the suspect, you’re asked to contact the Council Bluffs Police Department at 712-326-2512.