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Carlsbad girl chased, residents on alert

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CARLSBAD (CBS 8 / CNS) - Police say two men in a pickup truck followed a 13-year-old girl as she walked through her neighborhood in Carlsbad. The passenger got out of the truck and began chasing her, when the girl ran to a house for help and the men took off.

The girl was walking her dog in the 5100 block of Frost Avenue around 6:30 p.m. Thursday when she noticed a black, full-sized pickup truck following her, said police Lt. Paul Mendes.

The girl became nervous and walked a little faster, he said. The truck also sped up, and when the girl began to run, the passenger got out and began chasing her.

She ran to a house looking for help, and once the girl left the sidewalk, the suspect ran back to the truck, which then made a u-turn and headed west on Frost Avenue, Mendes said.

The driver was described as a Hispanic man with medium skin tone and wearing a dark-colored shirt.

The passenger of the truck, and the one who chased the girl, was described as a Hispanic man in his early 40s, 5 feet 2 inches with a thin build and brown or black braided hair. He was wearing a black, baseball hat, black T-shirt and blue jeans. He had a slight accent when he spoke rapidly and his voice was a low pitch, according to Mendes.

Investigators asked anyone with information about the men to call Carlsbad Police at (760) 931-2197.

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