ORANGE COUNTY (CBS) — Authorities were looking for a sexual predator on the loose in Orange County Friday.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department believes the same man is responsible for five separate incidents across the county.
Authorities say the suspect tried to lure a girl into his van on Wednesday while she was walking home from Aliso Viejo High School along Aliso Creek Road. Investigators said the man told the girl her parents were involved in a car crash and he was sent to pick her up. The girl screamed, alerting other drivers who stopped and the suspect drove away.
Investigators believe the suspect is the same man who has tried to lure four other girls into his car in La Habra.
The suspect is described as a Latino man in his 30s with dark hair, a mustache. He was driving a while, older model Dodge van with tinted windows, sheriff’s officials said.