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October 23, 2017

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Preteen reports being accosted on way to school in North Las Vegas


North Las Vegas Police Department

North Las Vegas Police released this photo, taken from a surveillance camera at a convenience store, of a van that approached a 12-year-old girl on her way to school Wednesday. The girl told police an occupant of the van ordered her to get inside, but instead she ran to school and contacted police. North Las Vegas detectives are trying to identify the occupants of the van.

Von Tobel Middle School

North Las Vegas Police detectives want the public’s help in identifying the occupants of a van who reportedly tried to lure a 12-year-old schoolgirl Wednesday.

About 8 a.m., officers responded to Von Tobel Middle School, 2436 N. Pecos Road, where a student reported two Hispanic men in a minivan approached her on her way to school.

The girl was walking to school when a maroon Chevrolet van drove up in the 2900 block of Las Vegas Boulevard North, near Pecos Road. The girl told police the van’s side door slid open and a Hispanic man, about 30 years old, ordered her to get in the van. The girl saw two teenage girls inside the van and a Hispanic male driver. The girl ran away toward her school and notified police.

A nearby convenience store caught surveillance video of the van before and after the incident.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to call the North Las Vegas Police Department at 702-633-9111 or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit

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