Police said it happened in the area of Exposition Avenue and S. Nome Street, but did not release more information about the investigation.
The suspect is described as a 39-year-old skinny white male, measuring approximately 6-feet-4-inches tall with facial hair on his chin. Police said he was last seen wearing sunglasses, a large black coat with a hood, blue jeans and black shoes.
In an update later in the evening, Aurora PD said that they believe a black, older model 4-door sedan was possibly in the area during the attempted child abduction, adding the occupants of the vehicle may have been witnesses. They asked that those people contact police immediately.
The Aurora Police Department is asking residents to be vigilant and to call 911 to report suspicious activity.
The suspect was described by police as a white man, age 39, about 6 feet, 4 inches tall with facial hair on his chin. He was wearing sunglasses, a long, black coat, blue jeans and black shoes.
Police said people in a black, older-model, four-door sedan may have witnessed the incident. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call police at 303-627-3100.