A man tried to lure a young girl into his car on a Santee street earlier this week, police said Saturday.
It happened Thursday evening in a neighborhood abutting Cowles Mountain, according to San Diego County Sheriff‘s Sgt. Kamon Harris.
A nine-year-old girl was riding her bicycle around 6 p.m. on Poplin Drive between Organdy Lane and Big Rock Road when a man in his 60s or 70s asked her if she wanted a ride to a “game,” Harris said.
The girl became scared and rode her bicycle back to her home. She was unharmed.\
Harris said the suspect was described as a white man with white hair, a red hat and chrome sunglasses.
Surveillance video in the area at the time showed a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s car. It was a silver 1984-1990 Chevrolet Corvett with “T-Tops”.
The car possibly had a handicapped plate with the number seven in it. The rest of the license plate number was unknown.
A $1,000 reward is offered for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information can call San Diego police at (858) 565-5555 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.
–City News Service
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