Sketch released of man trying to lure middle schoolers

by: Tony Thomas Updated:

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ATLANTA - Atlanta police have released the sketch of a man who three middle schoolers said tried to lure them into his car earlier this month in southeast Atlanta.

The sketch was drawn by Georgia Bureau of Investigations artists after the students described the man.

No children followed the man off the Atlanta Neighborhood Charter Middle School basketball courts. The man reportedly asked them if they'd like to join him in his car. He left as teachers approached.

Parents on the streets surrounding the school told Channel 2's Tony Thomas they've never seen the man.

"Kind of a rocker haircut. I would have noticed a feller like that definitely," parent Richard Fullerton said.

Fullerton lives right across the street from the Atlanta Neighborhood Charter Middle School. He works from home and now that he knows what the suspect may look like, he said he will be on the lookout.

"The vigilance around this part of town is pretty good these days so I would suspect I would pick a different location," Fullerton said.

The wanted poster describes the man as 6' 3" inches tall with black hair.

Anyone with information about the man is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.