The Olympia Police Department has received a third report of a suspicious person in a silver-colored car approaching a child.
In the latest incident, a man approached a 9-year-old girl Nov. 24 near Lincoln Elementary School and asked her to help him load items into his vehicle.
The girl said the man had an arm in a sling and drove a four-door Honda.
On Nov. 9, a “slender, young white male” pulled up to a 10-year-old girl in a silver-colored car as she was walking home in northeast Olympia at about 3:45 p.m. On Nov. 13, a man in the 1200 block of Etheridge Drive Northeast reported that he had spotted a stranger standing in his fenced backyard about 3:21 p.m. The man asked for identification, and the trespasser fled.
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to The Olympian
That man was described as 5 feet, 9 inches and 20 to 25 years old, with a thin build and reddish-brown hair. His vehicle was described as a silver, newer-model Mazda sedan with a yellow “Titus Will” advertisement visible.
All three incidents occurred between 3:10 and 3:45 p.m., Olympia Police Lt. Jim Costa said. He said there is not enough information to determine whether the incidents were attempted lurings.
Costa said police are working on obtaining a sketch of the potential suspect based on the description given by the Etheridge Drive homeowner. Police then will show that sketch to the two girls who were approached.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Olympia Police Department at 360-753-8300.