Police asked the public’s help Friday to identify a man who tried to coax a 13-year-old girl into his car as she walked to a friend’s house after school in Alhambra.
The child annoyance incident took place about 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, in the 800 block of Westminster Avenue, according to Alhambra police Sgt. Steven Carr.
The girl was walking to a friend’s home after school when a car stopped. A man exited and began asking the youngster a series of questions, Carr said. The man asked the girl if she was lost, if he could help her and if she wanted to go with him.
The child didn’t answer the man and continued walking up to her friend’s house, Carr said. The man then got back into his vehicle.
A woman, who appeared to be in her 40s, also was in the car. The couple then drove away.
The man was described as Hispanic, between 50 and 60 years old. He stood about 5 feet 10 inches tall with graying hair with a full beard. He was wearing blue denim pants and a gray flannel shirt, according to Carr.
The suspect’s car was described as a black sedan, possibly a Toyota, with a 6- to 10-inch dent on the trunk, Carr said. The car also had wires protruding from a hole in the trunk.
Anyone who has information on the identity of this suspect or his whereabouts was asked to Call Alhambra police Detectives E. Elizade or M. Montano at (626) 570-5157.
Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS. All tips can be made anonymously.
— City News Service
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