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Man Tries to Lure Girls into Truck With Modeling Ruse

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KTLA) — Police are investigating a series of reports of a man trying to coax high school age females into his vehicle using the ruse of a modeling job.

riverside-model-perpThe incidents have occurred during school hours near Poly High School and Raincross High School.

Detectives say there’s been at least three different potential victims over the last six months.

Authorities believe that all three incidents are connected.

“I’m very surprised that it hasn’t been announced around here, that nothing came home,” said concerned mother Carol Blunden.

“Usually we get a text message or an email… Haven’t heard a thing,” she said.

In each incident, the suspect was reported to be driving a late model Silver Toyota Tacoma pickup truck with four doors and a short bed.

The suspect was described as Hispanic, in his twenties or thirties, with dark curly hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Rita Cobb at (951) 353-7120 or Det. Melissa Brazil at (951) 353-7121.

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