TORRANCE ( — Police asked for the public’s help Tuesday in locating a child annoyance suspect who threatened a 16-year-old girl in the South Bay.

The incident took place around 7 a.m. on Oct. 16 at the intersection of Artesia and Crenshaw Boulevards, Torrance police said.

The teen was walking to school and as she crossed the street, a man driving a silver or gray Honda approached her and ordered her to “Get in my car!”

The girl ignored his demand and continued walking.

“As the victim approached 177th Street, the suspect made a left turn onto 177th Street from Crenshaw Blvd, stopped in the crosswalk and blocked the victim’s path,” police said.

The suspect again ordered the girl into his vehicle, offering to pay her money if she did so.

The victim dismissed his demand and later safely met up with a friend, authorities said.

The suspect is described as a White male in his late 30s with short, dark brown hair and brown eyes. He was a medium build wtth moles on his cheeks and a chapped/cracked mouth.

Anyone with information should contact Torrance police at (310) 328-3456.


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