Police seek help ID’ing suspect who tried to lure child into his car

Published 4:35 pm Thursday, January 18, 2024

Alabama police are seeking the public’s help to identify a suspect who reported tried to lure a child into his car.

Opelika police said their investigation began on November 1 when they were told of an incident which occurred in the area of Video Street and Wittel Avenue.

At approximately 3:10 p.m., a juvenile exited a school bus and was approached by a white male, police said.

The man was occupying a black 4-door Audi, who attempted to get the child to enter his vehicle.

The suspect is described as an older heavyset white male with dark hair and light eyes, and was wearing a teal shirt with a teddy bear and a gold necklace.

The suspect had a scar near his left eye and a tattoo of cards on his left forearm.

If you have any information on this incident or the identity of the suspect, please contact the Opelika Police Department Detective Division at (334) 705-5220 or the Secret Witness Hotline at (334) 745-8665. Tips can be submitted through our Opelika Police Mobile App. You may wish to remain anonymous.