ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - According to police, two girls ages 9 and 10 say a man attempted to molest and take them against their will at an Albuquerque park.
Police say it happened at Riverview Park off of Golf Course Northwest in Albuquerque around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.
According to the girls' grandfather, Brian Maggard, they were playing outside of their backyard fence when a man walked up and picked one of them up between the legs and touched her inappropriately. The girl said she went limp and that's when he dropped her and tried to pick up the other girl.
The girls then ran inside and told their grandfather what happened.
"They said he ran off laughing after he grabbed them," said Maggard. "They were distraught. Looks like everything will turn out OK for them, and hopefully he won't be back."
Maggard got in his car and drove around looking for the man, but couldn't find him.
The suspect is described as a white man in his 40s with dark hair, glasses and a dark blue workout shirt, police said.
Witnesses told police they saw him walking in the area of Samara and Firewall NW. The man may have also visited the Cottonwood area Walmart on Tuesday.
Northwest Impact Detectives and detectives from the Crimes Against Children Unit are investigating.
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