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PPD: Girl on bicycle approached by prowler over the weekend

Suspect still at-large after incident near Vintage Hills

A driver followed an 11-year-old girl riding her bicycle and tried to lure her into his car near the Vintage Hills neighborhood midday on Saturday, according to Pleasanton police.

The girl immediately cycled away and contacted her father, who in turn called police, according to Sgt. Steven Ayers. The prowler had not been located as of Saturday evening.

The incident unfolded just before 2 p.m. Saturday when the girl was cycling westbound on Chardonnay Drive toward the Touriga Drive intersection, not far from Vineyard Avenue, Ayers said.

A man in a black sedan followed the girl for a bit and then pulled next to her and asked, "Hey, do you want to get into my car?" according to Ayers. The girl turned onto Touriga Drive and contacted her father, and police were called to the area but the man was not located that afternoon.

The car was described as a black, late model sedan, possibly a Toyota Camry or Jaguar, with either a green or purple "Clean Air Vehicle" decal on the rear bumper, Ayers said. The driver was described as an Indian man in his 30s with an average build and a full black beard, wearing a black turban and a black, long-sleeved shirt.

Officers canvassed the neighborhood for residential surveillance cameras and possible witnesses to help them track down the prowler, Ayers said. Anyone with information about the incident can contact the Pleasanton Police Department at 931-5100.

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