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Update: Suspect identified in child enticing case

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Coeur d'Alene Police are looking for the public's help in a possible child enticing case. Coeur d'Alene Police are looking for the public's help in a possible child enticing case.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

Update: Coeur d'Alene Police have completed a follow-up interview with a suspect believed to be responsible for a possible child enticing that happened on May 31 in the 1200 block of Syringa Drive after receiving an anonymous tip.

A woman claimed a man matching the description of the suspect drove up next to her on May 29 and offered her a ride in the area of 1st and Spokane Ave. The woman declined his offer, but took a photo of the car's license plate. She gave that photo to detectives.

Detectives contacted the 80-year-old Coeur d'Alene man and believe he is the man who spoke to the 7-year-old girl on May 31. The man has not been formally charged with a crime so his name has not been released. 

In Idaho, certain misdemeanors that don't occur in a police officer's presence do not allow for physical arrest. The incident remains under investigation.

Detectives anticipate reviewing the case with the City Attorney's office for a formal charging decision.

Previous coverage:

Police are asking for the public's help in tracking down a man who asked a 7-year-old girl inappropriate questions over the weekend.

On Sunday Coeur d'Alene police officers took a report of a possible child enticing that happened about an hour earlier in the 1200 block of Syringa Drive.

The mother of the 7-year-old victim told police her daughter was walking down the street when a man driving a red passenger car pulled up next to her. She said the man began asking her daughter several personal and inappropriate questions.

Police say the girl's older brother say the conversation happening, came up to the car and told his sister it was time to come home. The man drove off westbound on Syringa Drive.

The man is described as white with longer white hair, approximately 70 or 80 years of age. The vehicle he was driving is described as a red older passenger car, possibly a Honda or a Ford Taurus that possibly has tinted windows.

Police say a 25-year-old woman reported a male matching a similar description, driving a similar vehicle, approached her and asked her inappropriate questions on May 21. The man approached her as she walked across the parking lot of a Safeway in the 1000 block of N. 4th Street. She felt uncomfortable around the man so she went back into the store.

Officers are looking to speak with the man. Anyone with any information about him is asked to contact the Coeur d'Alene Police Department at 208-769-2320, or the tip line at policetips@cdaid.org

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