Up to $1,000 Reward Offered
San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the Lakeside Sheriff’s Substation want your help in identifying and finding a man wanted for following/harassing two young girls in the East County.
The first incident happened on June 29th just before 8:30 a.m. near Royal Road and Winter Gardens Boulevard in Lakeside. A man honked as he drove by a 14-year-old girl. She told deputies, the man made a U-turn and pulled over to talk to the girl saying she was “too pretty to be walking.” The man asked if the girl wanted a ride and when she declined the man drove away.
The second incident happened on June 30th just before 1:00 p.m. in the 400 block of Hart Drive in unincorporated El Cajon. A 13-year-old girl was walking her dog when a man honked his horn as he drove past her. The man made a U-turn and followed her to an apartment complex as she tried to walk away. He then asked the girl her age and where she lives. The man drove away when a neighbor pulled into the parking lot.
Detectives conducted an investigation checking for witnesses and surveillance videos with negative results. A sketch is now being released to develop new leads.
The victims describe the suspect as a Hispanic man between 25 to 30 years old. He has blue eyes, a thin build, a shaved head and unshaven or stubble facial hair. The girls can only describe the car as a black newer model car with four doors.
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If you recognize the suspect or have information about this crime, call the Lakeside Sheriff’s Substation at (619) 956-4000 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent in via www.sdcrimestoppers.org .
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