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Candyman: Suspect sought for trying to lure children with candy

This is a sketch of a man that the Arvada Police believe has been trying to lure children into his car.

Another Arvada man tried to abduct children in 2011, click on link to read about him.

Arvada is about 5 miles from Westminster, Colo. where Jessica Ridgeway went missing from.

Police say twice this week the man approached children near Warder Elementary School and Fitzmorris Elementary School.

In each case the man offered the kids candy and asked them to get into his car, thus leading to his name as the Candyman or Candy Man.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5’9”, thin build, sandy or brown hair.  The age approximation is wide at late teens to late 30s in age.

The second victim described the suspect as not having facial hair, but the first victim described him as having a thin beard and mustache.

The vehicle is probably the most telling thing to look for.  It is approximately a mid 1990’s era royal blue  4-door sedan with dents on the passenger side rear door.  It may also have half of the rear wheels covered with a “skirt” similar to those seen on a 1996 Cadillac Deville.

Jefferson County Public Schools sent a letter home with all Arvada students on Thursday to notify parents of these incidents and to remind them of the importance of talking with their child about stranger danger and being aware of their surroundings.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Arvada Police at 720.898.6900.

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