Gaston police looking for suspicious man who approached child

Gaston County detectives are trying to find a man who approached a 12-year-old girl, offered her money, and tried to grab her arm. Police are calling the man suspicious.

The man approached the girl, who was riding her bike on Goble Street, just south of Gastonia. Although police don't know his intent, they are trying to figure out if this may be related to other similar claims in the area.

Police say the man is likely in his 30's with short or shaved black hair. He was wearing a camouflage hat, and was driving a black passenger car. It may have been a Dodge Dart.

Police are asking parents to talk to their children about contact with strangers. Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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