Man tries to grab young girl walking to school in Alameda

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ALAMEDA (KRON) — Police are searching for a man who tried to grab a young girl on her way to school in Alameda Monday morning, police said.

The incident happened while two girls, age 7 and 10, where walking along the Sheffield Way walking path near the 600 block of Sheffield Road on Alameda’s Bay Farm at around 8 a.m.

A man approached them and tried to grab one of them, according to police.

The girls ran to a home nearby, where a resident called the police.

The man is described as being between 20 and 35 years old, standing between 5 foot 10 and 6 feet tall. He is white with short blonde hair and was wearing all black clothing, police said.

Anyone with information about this incident has been asked to call Alameda police Sgt. Alan Kuboyama at (510) 337-8538.\

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