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Police arrest man in connection with attempted kidnapping of 16-year-old girl in June

Robert Friesen. (Photo: Washington County Sheriff's Office via the Beaverton Police Department)

Police arrested a man Friday in connection with an attempted kidnapping of a 16-year-old girl earlier this year.

Police said the attempted kidnapping occurred in public June 7 in the 5800 block of Southwest Erickson Avenue.

They said the suspect, Robert Friesen, and the girl didn’t know each other.

The girl told police that a stranger tried to pull her into his car while she was walking home from school. He ran up from behind her and grabbed her by the arm. He was carrying a knife.

"He told me that he wanted to push me to his car. He said he was going to kill me," the girl told KATU at the time.

Friesen was taken to the Washington County Jail where he faces charges of first-degree attempted kidnapping, menacing and unlawful use of a weapon.

Police said there may be more victims. They are also seeking more information about the attempted kidnapping in June.

They say Friesen has been associated with a white Ford Explorer, a light colored minivan, a silver Honda Civic and a black Nissan Sentra with faded paint on the hood and fenders.

Call Beaverton police at 503-629-0111 if you have any information or may have been a victim.

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