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Police Looking for Possible Child Luring and Theft Suspect


Oceanside CA— On September 6, 2017, a juvenile female and her mom were shopping at a store in Oceanside. It appeared from surveillance video that the male depicted in the photos above was following them around the store, and then he took the juvenile’s cell phone from her cart.

Shortly after the girl and her mom reported the lost phone to security, the male started conversing with the juvenile and stated he had her phone in his vehicle. The male was possibly attempting to lure the juvenile to his vehicle to retrieve the phone.

The suspects vehicle is a white hatchback, possibly a Hyundai Elantra GT.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Ron Nevares at (760) 435-4749.