Police: Man attempts to persuade teenage girl into his car

The incident happened Tuesday morning

OTAY MESA - A man allegedly approached a teenage girl Tuesday morning attempting to persuade her to get inside his car, according to police.

The 17-year-old girl was reportedly walking along Caliente Avenue at 8:20 a.m. when she was approached by the man driving a light blue van. The suspect then told the victim several times to get in the van, but she refused, according to the San Diego Police Department.

The suspect was last seen traveling westbound on Airway Road and then southbound on Otay Mesa Road, according to police.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 30-40 years old with a heavy build. He had a mustache, short black hair, and was wearing a camouflage hat and a cream colored jacket, according to police.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a light blue 1990’s van, similar to a Chevrolet Astro. The van had a roof rack and rust on the passenger side. The van’s license plates may have been Baja California license plates, according to police.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to contact the San Diego Police Department’s Southern Division at 619-424-0400 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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