LYNDEN - Police were still looking Saturday evening, Aug. 18, for a man who tried kidnap a 10-year-old girl near the Lynden library.
The girl was near the front of the library, 216 Fourth St., with a friend just before 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, when the man lured the girl into the cab of his truck, said Lynden Police Deputy Chief John Billester.
She managed to escape before the suspect sped away. He had parked near the back of the building, and may have gone eastbound on Liberty Street, Billester said.
Two sketches of the suspected kidnapper were released within hours of the attempted abduction. He's described as a white man in his late 20s or early 30s with a scruffy light brown or blonde beard. He wore a black T-shirt and white, brown and black plaid shorts.
His white, extended-cab pickup had a tool box that may have been diamond-plated. A sketch of a distinct gold cross on the back of the tailgate was also released. No witnesses were able to scribble down a license plate number.
Police have not named a suspect or person of interest.
Anybody with tips should call 911. As of Saturday police had received a few tips, Billester said, but "nothing that we can confirm."
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