A man opened the window to a 9-year-old girl's bedroom early Sunday morning and tried to convince her to leave with him, Tucson police say.

A relative's screams alerted other family members and in the commotion the stranger ran away, Tucson police said in a news release Sunday.

Officers were called to the apartment in the 2400 block of North Dodge Boulevard, about 6:30 a.m. The complex is near East Grant Road and North Dodge Boulevard.

Family members told officers the man was talking to the girl through a window he had opened.

A family member,  hearing the commotion, checked inside the room and began screaming and the man ran away.

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The man is believed to be in his 40s and has a beard. He wore gray pants, a black shirt and a camouflage jacket. He also wore a red and black hat.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

Contact Star reporter Shaq Davis at 573-4218 or sdavis@tucson.com

On Twitter: @ShaqDavis1


Shaq is a public safety reporter and the Road Runner columnist, keeping readers up to date on transportation news. In 2017, he started as an apprentice and later worked part-time until graduating from the UA and being offered a full-time position in 2018.