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Woman tried to lure girl into van near school in Willoughby Hills, police say

Posted at 10:03 AM, Oct 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-17 18:08:35-04

Willoughby Hills police are seeking information after a woman allegedly tried to lure an 11-year-old girl into her van in the parking lot of the girl’s school Tuesday.

On Oct. 16, Willoughby Hills police responded to the Cornerstone Christian Academy and spoke to several witnesses, including the alleged victim, according to a news release from police.

The girl reported to police that she heard the suspect call her by name from inside the suspect’s van during school dismissal time in the school’s parking area.

The girl told the suspect that she did not know her, but the suspect began to order the girl into her van, the news release states. The girl refused to get into the vehicle, and the woman left the area in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described by police as a light-skinned black female, 25 to 30 years old. She had a ponytail with two braids near the front and a birthmark between her lip and nose on the left side. She was wearing bright red lipstick, long eyelashes, full eyebrows, and short red fingernails. The suspect was believed to be carrying an iPhone with a pink and black case. She was driving a vehicle described as an older model tan or gold minivan or SUV.

Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to call the Willoughby Hills Detective Bureau at 440-942-9111.