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Police: Man in work van tried to grab teenage girl while she walked home

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Aloha Police say two men in a work van followed a teenage girl early Tuesday morning, and at one point, attempted to grab her.

Police say the girl was walking home from Albertsons around 1:20 a.m. at SW 185th Avenue and Farmington Road. The girl told police two men in a white work van followed her, eventually offering her cigarettes and marijuana, which she declined.

She told police at one point, one of the men reached from the van and tried to grab her. She ran home and called 911.

If you have any information, or possibly have surveillance video from around the time of the incident, call Aloha Police at 503-629-0111.

Deputies say it's unknown whether this is related to other "stranger danger" incidents in the Tigard area earlier this year, involving a similar van.

RELATED: Second stranger danger incident reported in Tigard involving elementary school-aged kids

On Wednesday, Jan. 3, a student was walking home from Mary Woodward Elementary School. She was offered a ride by a stranger along Katherine Street near 125th Avenue, who also wanted to give her candy and toys. The child was not harmed, and ran to safety.

The second incident was reported Thursday, Jan. 11. Police say a student walking home from Templeton Elementary was approached by a stranger in a white van with tinted windows in the area of Inez Street and 93rd Avenue. In that case, police say the stranger offered the student a ride home. The student immediately ran home and told her parents what happened.


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