Alhambra Police car. Photo via Flickr
Alhambra Police car. Photo via Flickr

Police Saturday were hunting 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 suspect had gotten out of his car to speak with the girl, and there appeared to be a woman still in the vehicle.

Police asked for the public’s help in identifying the suspect.

The girl was walking after school to a friend’s home about 2:30 p.m. on March 22 when a car stopped in the 800 block of Westminster Avenue, according to Alhambra police Sgt. Steven Carr.

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 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 with 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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