MANHATTAN BEACH (CBSLA) – Authorities Wednesday released a surveillance photo of a man who they say followed a girl and tried to lure her into his car in Manhattan Beach last month.
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On Oct. 29, a girl was walking alone in the 500 block of Valley Drive when a man walked up behind her, offered her candy and asked her age, according to Manhattan Beach police.
The girl immediately ran away to a friend’s house. However, while walking home later that day, the same suspect approached her again, this time in a vehicle, and offered her a ride home, police said. The suspect told her that she should not be out by herself.READ MORE: Funeral Held For 16-Year-Old Girl Shot To Death, Tioni Theus
The victim again ran from the suspect to her house, police said.
The suspect was described as African-American, about 30 years old, tall, with a medium build, muscular arms and short black hair. At the time of the incident, he was driving a brown or green colored older-model vehicle, possibly a sedan.MORE NEWS: Help Needed To Identify Woman Whose Body Was Left Near 60 Freeway In Beaumont 26 Years Ago
Anyone with information on the suspect’s identity should call detectives at 310-802-5171.