A police sketch showing the suspected kidnapper who tried to take two girls from Coronado.

Coronado police released a composite sketch Sunday of a man suspected of trying to kidnap two children on the island Saturday.

The sketch, which can be viewed online at http://local.nixle.com/alert/5393734/, depicts the suspect described as an adult Asian man with dark hair. Police now believe the white older model minivan he was last seen driving is possibly a Chevy Astro.

The man is suspected of attempting to kidnap a 9 year-old girl and her 2 year-old sister while they were outside their home on the 500 block of C Avenue in Coronado just before 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Police said the suspect drove past the sisters, made a U-turn, and drove back toward them before he yelled out the driver’s side window for the two girls to “get in the car.” The 9-year-old immediately picked up her sister and ran screaming toward their home as the suspect drove off.

Police asked anyone with information about the incident to call them at (619) 522-7350 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-TIPS(8477).

—City News Service

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