A girl fled when a man tried to drag her into his car in Mirfield.
Police are appealing for witnesses after the 12-year-old girl was approached by a man in Greenside Road.
A silver car pulled up alongside her at about 8.20pm.
The driver asked the girl for directions and was then reported to have asked her to get in the car and grabbed at her arm. She pushed him away and ran off.
The car was described as a grey or dark silver five door hatchback.
The driver was described as an Asian man in his 30s or 40s. He had short hair cropped on the sides with a short black beard and side burns.
Det Sgt Neil King, of Kirklees CID, said: “This remains an isolated report and I would like to speak to anyone who may have seen this incident or have any information which may assist us.
“I want to reassure residents that Neighbourhood Policing Team patrols have been stepped up in this part of Mirfield and we are doing all we can to investigate to determine the full circumstances of what took place.
“Anyone who can assist is asked to contact Dewsbury CID on 101 or CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”