Police sought public help Saturday in finding a man suspected of trying to kidnap two children Coronado.

A 9 year-old girl and her 2 year-old sister were walking near their home on the 500 block of C Avenue in Coronado just before 10:30 a.m., when a minivan reportedly drove past them, made a U-turn, and drove back toward them, Coronado police said.

The suspect then yelled out the driver’s side window for the two girls to “get in the car,” prompting the 9-year-old to pick up her sister and run screaming toward their home, according to police.

The suspect was described as an adult Asian man with dark hair, last seen driving a white older model minivan northbound on C Avenue.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Coronado police at (619) 522-7350 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-TIPS(8477).

City News Service