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CANDLER PARK | Child reports abduction attempt

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police are investigating a 12-year-old girl's report that a man may have tried to abduct her earlier this week.

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Investigators said in a statement that the girl was walking in the area of Connecticut and New York avenues near Atlanta's Candler Park neighborhood at about 4 p.m. Monday when a silver SUV pulled up beside her.

The driver asked the girl if she needed a ride and she replied no, the report said. The child quickly walked away and noticed that the driver put the car in reverse and tried to follow her.

The man then drove away when other cars began to approach.

The girl described the suspect as a heavyset black man in his 30s, with a medium complexion. She said the car was a newer model silver compact SUV, possibly a Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 or Ford Escape.

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