Edmonton police are investigating an attempted abduction of a teenage girl from the south Edmonton neighbourhood of Hazeldean.

Police say a man in a dirty silver pickup truck approached a 13-year-old girl near 71 Avenue and 97 Street around 3 p.m. Tuesday and tried to convince her to get into his vehicle.

The teen fled the scene and reported the incident to her parents, who called police.

The man is described as:

  • Caucasian
  • German-sounding accent
  • Bald
  • Dark eyebrows
  • 183 cm (6")
  • Average build
  • Between 35 and 45 years old

Police say the man was wearing faded blue jeans and a grey shirt at the time of the attempted abduction.

The man's pickup truck also had a wood-sided box in the back, which contained a propane tank.

Police ask anyone with information to call 780-423-4567 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-422-8477.