After two teen girls were approached by a man in a car offering them money, the Huntington Beach Police Department was cautioning residents to be on guard Thursday.
In both incidents, a man in a dark-colored sedan drove up to teen girls and made advances toward them before driving off.
In the first case, a girl was walking near Beach Cities Church on April 25 when a man, 25-30 years old, drove up near her, police said. He first asked for directions before complimenting her looks. Then he asked if she wanted to make some money. When she said no, he drove away.
In the second incident Friday, a teenage girl was walking near Polynesian Lane and Regatta Drive, about three miles from the first location, when a man in a dark sedan drove up. The girl told police he offered her money to get into the car. She said no and ran away, prompting the man to leave.
Huntington police was asking parents to talk with their children about being safe, and running if they ever feel threatened.
They also warned that children never help a stranger look for a missing pet, and to never leave with someone they don’t know, even if they say there is an emergency.
Anyone with information on the incidents was asked to call police at 714-960-8811.