Friday, October 21, 2016

Police seeking suspects who tried to lure Cypress Park girls into cars

Police released two composite drawings of  suspects.

Police are searching for either one or two men who have tried to lure girls into cars four times since last October as the victims walked alone in Cypress Park.   Two of those cases involved the same victim.

“In each case, the suspect, who remained seated inside his vehicle, pulled alongside the victim while they were walking by themselves and offered them a ride,” said the LAPD in an advisory issued today. “Each time, the victims refused to go with the suspect and fled to a safe area. In each incident, the suspect has only engaged in verbal contact with the victims.”

It remains unclear whether there are two different suspects or one man involved. Police released two composite sketches showing a man wearing a dark baseball cap with short dark hair and a light mustache and the other depicting a bald man  wearing small earrings and a chain around his neck.  The men involved have been described as being Latino; 35 to 45 years in age; and standing 5′- 8″ to 6 feet tall. The vehicle was either a light-colored,  four-door Honda Accord or a dark-green, four-door Toyota Camry.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact LAPD Northeast Area Detective II Mark Raichel at (213) 344-5741.. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).

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