SIMI VALLEY (CBSLA.com) — Police sought the public’s help Wednesday to locate a man who attacked a 13-year-old girl as she walked to her home in Simi Valley.

According to police, the incident was reported around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday near Stearns and Cochran streets.

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A preliminary investigation revealed the juvenile encountered an unknown man as she exited a City of Simi Valley Bus and walked towards her home.

Police said the man grabbed her and tried to force her to leave with him.

When a concerned citizen honked their horn at the man, he let the juvenile go.

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She fled to her home and told her dad what happened, who then notified authorities.

Detectives described the suspect as a Hispanic man believed to be between 30 to 40 years old who has black hair, stands 5-foot-5 tall and weighs 160 pounds.

Police wish to speak with the person who prevented the attack from escalating.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Anyone with information about the identity or whereabouts of the suspect has been urged to contact the Simi Valley Police Department at (805) 583-6950.