IRVINE, CA (March 11, 2014) The Irvine Police Department continues to seek the suspect in a series of child annoyance and indecent exposure cases.
This afternoon, just after 1:00 p.m., a man matching the description from previous incidents of child annoyance in Irvine, approached a 12-year old girl as she walked home from school in the area of Paseo Westpark and Hearthstone. He asked for directions to a community pool but when the girl continued walking without talking to him, he followed her to her residence. No indecent exposure or attempt to make physical contact occurred. However, the man continued to try to talk to the victim even after she entered her home. The man’s physical description and the vehicle he was driving match a previous victim’s description.
The suspect is described as male, with light skin, 20-30 years old with short dark brown hair. The vehicle is a black or dark sedan with tinted windows and a partial license plate of: 6NHB_ _ _ or 6HNB _ _ _.
Previous incidents occurred on January 17, February 4 and February 12 in the Woodbridge area of Irvine.
The Irvine Police Department has increased both uniformed and undercover patrols near the affected areas. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Irvine Police Department at 949-724-7200.
The Irvine Police Department would like to remind parents to frequently discuss safety with their children, especially regarding approaching strangers or strange vehicles. Children should never approach occupied cars and should dial 9-1-1 immediately or call out for help if approached.
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