EL MONTE (CBSLA.com) — Police in El Monte Saturday announced they were looking for a man who sexually propositioned an elementary school girl who was walking home about 3 p.m. Wednesday.
They’re hoping the public can help them identify the man.READ MORE: Report: US Rep. Karen Bass To Run For LA Mayor
The girl was walking home from Gidley Elementary School, at 10226 Lower Azusa Road, when the suspect drove his vehicle alongside in the area of Arden Drive and Valley Boulevard. They say the suspect then sexually propositioned her, said El Monte police Lt. Christopher Cano.
Officials said the suspect continued to follow the girl as she walked. The suspect then got out of his vehicle approached the girl, who fled on foot. The suspect then got back into his vehicle and drove away, Cano said.
Authorities said another girl was contacted by a similar suspect in a similar vehicle around 7 a.m. Wednesday while she walking in the 12000 block of Elliott Avenue, across from Parkview Elementary School, he said.READ MORE: On First Day Pfizer's Booster Available For Eligible Adults In LA County, Few Have Turned Up For The Shot
The suspect offered the girl a ride, which she refused. He drove away but returned a few minutes later and again offered her a ride. She fled on foot to Parkview Elementary and notified school staff, he said.
The suspect is described as being between 5 feet seven to 5 feet 9 inches tall. The suspect has a medium build, black hair and dark eyes with a light complexion, Cano said.
The car was described as a late model, tan four-door Honda or Toyota that was “dirty,” or unkempt with tinted windows. The car had several stickers affixed to the rear windshield. The suspect may be living out of the vehicle, Cano said.
Police asked anyone with any information regarding the suspect or his vehicle to call them (626) 580-2114.MORE NEWS: Man Allegedly Tried To Run Over Members Of A Fairfax Synagogue With His Car Wednesday
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