Police say the girl was walking home in the 700 block of Dudley Avenue when the man drove up in a black work van, got out and grabbed her by the arm.
The girl managed to break free from his grasp and ran away.
The suspect is described as a white male with brown hair in his early twenties wearing a black coat, black shirt, black pants and black boots. He has a bull ring type of piercing in his nasal septum as well as a slight mustache.
Anyone that may have information on this incident is asked to call the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. [1-888-562-5887]