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Police: Suspect tries to kidnap girl in St. George, officers search for gold van

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Posted at 12:22 PM, May 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-06 19:45:57-04

ST. GEORGE, Utah - Police are investigating after a mother said a suspect tried to get her 9-year-old daughter into his van in St. George.

Officers said the mother told them the girl was playing in the front yard of her home in the Tonaquint Terrace subdivision Tuesday afternoon when the suspect approached her.

Authorities said the suspect in a striped gold van gave the girl numerous reasons why she needed to get in his vehicle.

The girl told the suspect she knew he was lying and ran into her house.

Officers said the suspect is described as a Caucasian man with gray or white long hair and a beard.

The St. George Police Department said it would like to speak with anyone who might have information at (435) 627-4300.