San Mateo: police seeking man who solicited teenage girl for sex


San Mateo police are seeking a man who approached a 15-year-old girl and solicited her for sex on Tuesday morning, police said.

The victim, a San Mateo resident, was standing on the sidewalk in the first block of North Claremont Street at about 8:15 a.m. Tuesday when the suspect approached and solicited her in Spanish, according to police.

The victim refused and was able to leave the area.

Officers responded minutes later but were not able to find the suspect, described as a Hispanic man in his 40s who is about 5 feet 4 inches tall and was wearing a dark-colored heavy jacket and jeans with dark hair and a thick mustache, police said.

Investigators were able to obtain surveillance video footage of the suspect from a nearby store and confirmed via the victim and store owner that the man appeared to be heavily intoxicated, according to police.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call San Mateo police at (650) 522-7700.

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