Man Sought for Harassing 12-Year-Old Girls in Temecula
Suspect sketch (Riverside County Sheriff's Department)
Deputies responded just before 12:25 p.m to the intersection of Temecula Creek Road and Pacific Sunset Drive in an unincorporated part of Riverside County.
Two girls told the deputies that they were walking south on Temecula Creek Road when a black, four-door SUV approached them an stopped along the curb.
The young man -- the passenger in the vehicle -- rolled a window down and asked the girls if they wanted a ride, according to a news release issued by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
The girls replied that they did not want a ride and continued walking.
The men in the SUV laughed and continued down the street before making a U-turn and pulling alongside the girls a second time.
The passenger in the SUV then told the girls, "Get in the car," according to the news release.
Both girls ran away toward their home.
The SUV circled for a short time before speeding off down Temecula Creek Road.
Deputies later searched for the vehicle but did not find it.
Authorities have released a composite sketch of the passenger in the SUV.
He is described as a white man between 16 and 18-years-old, with sandy blonde buzz cut-style hair.
The girls were not able to describe the SUV's driver.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Riverside County Sheriff's Department at 951-696-3000.