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Detroit police: 3 attempted abductions of teen girls reported this month

Teens all were on their way home from school

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DETROIT – Detroit police said they are looking for help in their investigation into three attempted abductions of teen girls this month. 

Police do not believe the following incidents are connected, but these all involve girls who were on their way home from school in the afternoon. 

Nov. 21 (5:15 p.m.) near Martin Luther King Boulevard and Grand River

A 15-year-old girl was walking home from school when a man started walking behind her. The man grabbed her jacket and asked her how old she was, police said. She began to walk faster, but the man grabbed her again. She was able to run away from the man. 

Description: The man was described as about 40 years old, 6 feet tall, with a salt-and-pepper beard, full mustache, a dark complexion and medium build. He was wearing a gray beanie hat with a black stripe, black jacket, black shirt and gray jogging pants. 

Nov. 17 (3:50 p.m.) near Ogden and Michigan Avenue

A 14-year-old girl was walking home from school when she was followed by a man who began to run after her. Police said he stopped following the girl as she got closer to school.

Description: The man was described as about 27 years old, 6 feet tall, and wearing all black. 

Nov. 7 (4:30 p.m.) Martin Luther King Boulevard and 3rd Street

A 17-year-old girl was walking home from school when a man grabbed her. She screamed and another man shouted at the attacker. She was able to escape. 

Description: This man was described as in his 30s, standing about 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing about 160 pounds with black hair and brown highlights. He was wearing glasses. 

Anyone with information on these attempted abductions needs to contact Detroit police. 

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