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Torrance police look for man who tried to lure girl into his car near North High

June 7, 2011 |  5:39 pm

Torrance Suspect Torrance police Tuesday were looking for a man who tried to lure a 15-year-old girl into his car as she walked home from North High School.

The man pulled up to the girl Friday after she left the campus in the 3600 block of 182nd Street and asked for directions, the Torrance Police Department said.

The man then told the girl to get in his car so he could give her a ride. He followed her for a short period as she continued to walk, police said.

The man was described as Latino, in his late 30s with brown hair, bushy eyebrows and stubble. He was wearing a white short-sleeve shirt and spoke in a soft voice with no accent, police said. He was driving a newer-model four-door blue sedan.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (310) 618-5585.


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Photo: A sketch of the suspect. Credit: Torrance Police Department