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Douglas police looking for stranger danger suspect

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Posted at 3:57 PM, Nov 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-14 17:57:57-05

The Douglas Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect from a stranger danger incident. 

Police say on Sunday just after 3 p.m. they received a report of suspicious activity that happened earlier in the day at the Loretto Catholic School in the 1200 block of 14th Street. 

Officers learned that a 10-year-old boy was at the school around 10:30 a.m. for Sunday school activities when a man stopped his vehicle in front of the school. 

The man told the boy he was there to pick him up on behalf of his parents. 

Police say the boy became suspicious when the man told the boy that his father sent him as the boy did not recognize him. 

The boy did not leave school grounds and the suspect left the area on 14th Street. 

Police say the boy was able to provide a description of the man whom he said he had never seen before. 

The suspect is described as being 25-30 years old, short hair with a bald spot on top. 

His vehicle is described as a blue four-door pickup truck with a spare tire in the back area and scratches on the paint. 

Douglas police say Douglas schools have been informed of this incident and have been made aware of being more vigilant. 

Police officers will also be more visible during school hours and will be providing extra patrols for all schools. 

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to call the Douglas Police Department at 520-417-7550.

You can also submit an anonymous tip by text, email, or phone to 520-727-0553 or to the Douglas Police Department Facebook page or by email to the Douglas police Public Information Officer at Jose.Duarte@Douglasaz.gov. Police say all information will be treated as confidential and forwarded to their investigation division.