UPDATED with COMPOSITE SKETCH: Man tries to lure teenage girl into car in Monrovia

MONROVIA — Police are warning the public about a suspicious man who tried to lure a 14-year-girl into his car Thursday afternoon.
The incident took place about 4 p.m. at Colorado and Canyon boulevards as the girl, a middle school student, was walking home following an after-school sporting event, according to Monrovia police Sgt. Nick Manfredi.
The man approached the girl in a silver, late-1990s-model, 4-door Honda Civic with a bicycle rack attached to the trunk, police said.
He engaged her in conversation and asked for directions to a high school, saying he was in hurry, Manfredi said. He asked the girl to get into the car with him and direct him to the high school.
“When the student refused, the suspect offered her $200 to get in his car and direct him to the high school, but she refused again and continued to walk away,” Manfredi said. The man then drove away.
Police described the suspect as a Latino man between 20 and 25 years old, 5 feet 9 to 5 feet 10 inches tall and and about 185 pounds. He had black, shaggy, medium-length hair, brown eyes, silver metal framed glasses and was clean shaven. He wore a black T-shirt and khaki pants with a brown camouflage pattern stripes on the legs.
Anyone with information was asked to contact Monrovia police at 626-256-8031 or 626-256-8032. Tipsters can also reach Capt. Alan SanVictores at 626-256-8056.

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