Police seek man suspected of luring girls into his car in Escondido

ESCONDIDO (KUSI) — Escondido police were looking for a man Wednesday who is suspected of luring teenage girls into his car.

Police believe the man they are looking for attempted to lure one teenage girl into his car in Escondido on May 9, and on that same day may have successfully lured a second girl into his car in the same area.

A man in a red convertible pulled up alongside one of the teens in the 1000 block of East Washington Avenue near North Beech Street on May 9 and offered her money to give him directions, according to Escondido police Lt. Justin Murphy. She didn’t get in the car, and instead called police.

A witness told police that a man in a similarly described car slowed to speak with another teen girl in the same area, and she did get in his vehicle.

But the witness followed them and the suspect dropped the girl off shortly afterward, possibly because he realized he was being followed, Murphy said.

Police described the suspect as a 40- to 50-year-old man driving an older red convertible. Anyone with information regarding the incidents was asked to call Detective Elizabeth Hundley at (760) 839-4965.

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