Coronado police: Man tries to lure two girls into his van

CORONADO, Calif. - Coronado police are investigating after a man attempted to kidnap two girls.

Police say two middle school-aged girls were standing on the sidewalk in the 500 block of F Avenue waiting to be picked up a parent after a school event at about 7:20 p.m. Friday when a man driving a van pulled up next to them.

The driver asked the girls if they needed a ride, and if so, to get into his van. The girls ran from the area and called a parent, who picked them up a block away.

According to police, the driver is described as a white man with brown hair with highlights on top.

He was driving a burgundy 1980s Chevy type full size van with a dent on the driver's side of the vehicle. The back window was smaller than the middle window and there appeared to be a baseball bat on the dashboard, police said.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to call the Coronado Police Department at (619) 522-7350.

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