Police seeking info on child luring suspect

According to police, at around 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 21 and 22, an Hispanic male suspect driving a late 90s white Acura or Toyota Camry followed a 7-year-old girl after she exited her school bus near the intersection of Petrovitsky and 120th.

Renton police are warning parents in the 120th Avenue Southeast and Petrovitsky Road area to be on the lookout after a pair of child-luring incidents last week.

According to police, at around 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 21 and 22, an Hispanic male suspect driving a late 90s white Acura or Toyota Camry followed a 7-year-old girl after she exited her school bus near the intersection of Petrovitsky and 120th.

During the second incident, the girl’s mother actually heard the male suspect yelling at the victim, “Hey, little girl! Get in the car!”

The suspect did not exit his vehicle in either incident.

According to the mother, the suspect vehicle had a long scratch down the driver’s side and the interior was full of stuff up to the windows in both the passenger and rear seat areas.

According to the 7-year-old victim, the suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his early 20s with a heavier build, bushy eyebrows, a mustache and an unknown tattoo on the front of his neck near the collar bone.

The suspect was last seen wearing a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt with some type of print on the front that looked like a person, a blue shirt and a “basketball” hat.

If you have any information on this suspect or witness a similar incident, call the Renton Police Department at 425-430-7500.


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