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Sketch Released in Santee Attempted Child Luring Case

A drawing released Tuesday may help law enforcement officers arrest a man who approached a Santee child and offered her a ride to a game. 

A 9-year-old girl was approached on Poplin Drive near Big Rock Park by a man driving a convertible around 6 p.m. on March 28.

After the man offered to take the girl to a game, investigators said the child got scared and quickly rode her bike back to her house. She was not harmed.

The girl's grandparents spoke to NBC 7 on Tuesday and they say their granddaughter was visiting them on the day of the incident. They are proud of her for doing the right thing and reporting the interaction with the stranger. 

They also said they are thankful for the community suport and hope the sketch avoids other children from being victimized. 

One neighbor turned over his security camera video to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department to help solve the case. 

The suspect was described as 60 to 70 years old with white hair. He was wearing a red hat and chrome sunglasses, deputies said.

NBC 7's Brittany Ford has more details on the strange abduction attempt.

The man was driving a two-door, silver 1984-1990 Chevrolet Corvette with a T-top. Deputies said the car may be using a license plate with a disabled driver emblem on it.

Anyone with information on the man or the vehicle can call the SDSO’s non-emergency line at (858) 565-5200 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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