BRADENTON -- Police are looking for a man who approached a 13-year-old girl at a school bus stop Monday and motioned for her to approach his vehicle.
Police described the incident as one of "suspicious circumstances."
Bradenton police said the incident happened about 8:45 a.m. at a stop in the 3400 block of 51st Street West, near G.T. Bray Park, when the girl was approached by a silver, four-door vehicle.
"The driver of the vehicle motioned to the juvenile to approach him as he asked how old she was and where she went to school," police said in a news release issued early Monday evening. "The juvenile was able to quickly leave and go home and report the incident to her parents."
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The driver left the area and was last seen turning into G.T. Bray Park, police said.
Police described the driver as a black man, about 30 to 40 years old, with short hair. He had a small tattoo near his left eye and gold teeth. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, police said.
Anyone with information about what happened or the driver can call Detective Leonel Marines at 941-932-9327 or Crime Stoppers at 866-637-TIPS.
In the release, police advise parents to remind their children of the dangers of unknown people approaching them while going to or from school, and for their children to notify a school official or law enforcement officers immediately if something like that happens to them.