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BPD release sketch of Rosedale area suspect

Posted at 2:51 PM, Apr 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-07 18:18:58-04

BPD officials released a composite sketch of the man wanted after he approached several young girls in the area of Noriega and Old Farm Rd. earlier this week. 

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Police looking for man approaching young girls in Rosedale neighborhood

Back on April 5th, the girls who were approached describe the man as a black male, mid 20's to early 30's, 5'5" to 5'8" tall, with a medium to heavy build, wearing red athletic shorts and a white t-shirt.

In the surveillance video, the man pull in across the street, park, and then cross the street to meet the young girl at the corner.

The young girl talks to the man for about 40 seconds before walking away.

There are multiple schools in the area, Freedom Middle School is just down the street.

The Rosedale Union School District said all of the schools are sending home information alerting parents about the incident.

The district also said all of the crossing guards and staff in the area have been told to keep an eye out for the man.

  Anyone with information on the identity of this man is asked to call Detective Christina Abshire at (661) 326-3559 or the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.