Roseville police are seeking a man they say approached a 14-year-old girl heading home from school Friday afternoon and tried to drive off with her.

The girl, who attends Roseville Community Schools, was walking on Barris after being dropped off at a bus stop on Lakeworth about 1 p.m. when the suspect “pulled up near her and called out,” Deputy Chief Donald Glandon said in a statement.

The man asked if she knew someone and “used the name of the student’s mother,” Glandon said. The man then said he was supposed to drop her off but didn’t give a location “and tried to talk the student into getting into the vehicle.”

The girl kept walking, but the suspect followed until she arrived home, police said.

“The student and her mother have no idea who the suspect is and no one was given instructions to pick the student up,” Glandon said.

Police describe the suspect as about 40 years old with a full beard, heavy build, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and black knit-type hat.

He was driving a gray, older model Ford minivan and was last seen headed east on 14 Mile.

Anyone who saw the incident or has information is asked to call the Roseville Police Department at (586) 775-2100.

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