Police have increased patrols near schools after a girl told officers a man tried to abduct her Monday morning outside South Jordan Elementary School.

The 10-year-old girl's description of the man is similar to accounts given to other police agencies in southern Salt Lake County.

The man is described as being about 40 years old, weighing 200 to 225 pounds with short, curly brown hair and a beard. He drove a brown compact car with a gold stripe.