01/21/2015 10:18 EST | Updated 03/23/2015 05:59 EDT

Attempted Abduction Of 9-Year-Old Girl In White Rock Prompts Investigation

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WHITE ROCK, B.C. - Mounties in White Rock, B.C., are searching for a suspect after a man tried to lure a nine-year-old girl from a school playground.

Police say they are investigating the incident on Friday afternoon as an attempted abduction and asking any witnesses to come forward.

Cst. Shaileshni Molison says RCMP received a report on Tuesday about the stranger who approached the child about 3:30 p.m. at White Rock Elementary school.

She says the man tried persuading the girl to go to his car, but she was not injured and the suspect ultimately fled on foot.

Officers are now attempting to identify the man and speaking to people who may have seen the public incident.

Police ask anyone who may have information about the Caucasian man, described as between 20 and 30 years old, with a bald head and tattoos on both arms, to come forward.

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