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Suspects drove black Volkswagen and tan minivan 

May 14, 2012 (San Diego’s East County)—Two different men approached female students walking to Grossmont High School last week, offering rides. A letter sent by principal Dan Barnes today warns parents to “make sure your child does not travel to school alone. It’s always best to walk with a buddy or group of friends.”

Authorities also ask the public's help to report any sightings of vehicles or individuals matching the following descriptions.

The first student was walking near El Cajon Blvd. and Marshall Avenue in El Cajon when she was approached by a black man in his 40s with a shaved head, driving a black newer Volkswagen car with large chrome rims and tinted windows.

The second student was walking near Amaya Ave. and Water Street in La Mesa when she was approached by a white man in his 50s with grey hair and eye glasses, average build, driving an early 2000 model tan minivan with a wheelchair ramp on the back.

After the students reported the incidents , the school’s resource officer/El Cajon Police Officer Tina Greer took reports and notified both La Mesa and El Cajon Police departments. Extra patrol and surveillance of the areas in question have been added.

If you see a suspect or vehicle matching a description above, please notify El Cajon Police at (619)579-3311 or La Mesa Police at (619)667-1400.  Also please report any unusual behavior to and from school to the Assistant Principal's office and Officer Greer will invsetigate, or contact Officer Greer directly at (619)668-6074. 

Questions may be answered by calling the school at (619)668-6000.


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