Police seek man harassing girls in La Mesa

LA MESA, Calif. - Police say a man who allegedly harassed two girls as they were walking in La Mesa last week could be responsible for two other similar cases in the San Diego area.

The incident occurred Friday, May 23 as the two girls, ages 11 and 12, were walking in the 6000 block of Bob Street. According to La Mesa police, the man approached the girls in a car and began asking them inappropriate questions. The girls walked away and the suspect sped north on Bob Street.

The man was described as white and in his early 30s. He had brown, wavy hair, a mustache and goatee. He was well dressed and wearing black-framed glasses with clear lenses. He may have had an earring in one ear.

The suspect vehicle was described as a gold or silver colored older-model four-door sedan with a beige interior.

The other incidents occurred on May 3 and May 21, in the San Carlos neighborhood north of La Mesa.

In the March 3 incident, a man in an older car approached two girls, also ages 12 and 13, in the area of Lake Atlin Avenue and Lake Ashmere Drive at about 4:15 p.m. He asked them inappropriate questions and continued questioning them as they walked away, according to San Diego police. He drove away when one of the girls pulled out a cell phone.

The May 21 incident occurred at about 5:20 p.m. at Blue Lake and Twin Lake drives. The man approached two girls, ages 11 and 13, and told them to get in his vehicle while asking them inappropriate questions. When the victims ran, the man drove away.

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