CORNELIUS – A man in a dirty black van tried to kidnap two young girls in the Dunmore Drive neighborhood on Monday, April 9, police said.

The girls told police the man had spiked hair and earrings in one ear and attempted to lure them with candy. A male Hispanic passenger with shoulder-length brown hair was also in the car, police said.

The girls also told police they saw a child seat in the back seat of the van.

Cornelius police ask anyone with information to contact detectives at 704-892-7773.