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Police seek man who approached Orinda boy

By asoglin
Tuesday, November 6th, 2007 at 7:02 pm in Crime, Lamorinda, Orinda.

By Malaika Fraley
ORINDA — Police are looking for a man who approached an 11-year-old boy as the child was walking to Glorietta Elementary School this morning.

“We don’t know what his intent was, but we’re concerned about what it could have been,” Sgt. Steve Andrews said.

The boy was walking on Hillcrest Drive just before 8 a.m. when a man in white truck pulled beside him and offered him a ride, Andrews said.

When the child replied no, the man ordered him to “get in the truck now.” The boy ran to the porch of the nearest house and the truck sped away.

Andrews said the child reported the incident this afternoon to his family, who then brought him to the police station. The Orinda Unified School District sent out an email notifying parents of the incident.

The man is described as white, in his 40s, with blond hair and a scar on the right side of his face. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a black cap. He was driving a white truck with a lumber rack on top and damage on the driver’s side behind the door.

The child described him as having a British accent.

Police ask anyone with information to contact Detective Nate McCormack at 925-254-6820.

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