Belmont police seek public’s assistance after man attempts to get teens in car

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Belmont police are seeking the public’s help in locating a man who demanded that two teenage girls get in his car Tuesday afternoon.

At about 4 p.m. on Casa Bona Avenue, the man drove up to the girls in a black 4-door SUV with tinted black windows, rolled down the passenger window and called out to them, “get in.” The girls immediately ran onto Semira Avenue and the driver continued southbound on Casa Bona Avenue, police said. The girls were not harmed, police said.

Police are now looking for the suspect and the vehicle he was driving. The girls said the SUV had a distinctive steering wheel cover “with characters from the film ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ on it.”

The driver was described by the girls as a white male in his 60s to 70s with short blonde hair, wearing a yellow and green plaid shirt.

Anyone with information, or those with home security video from the area, is asked to contact Belmont Police at (650) 595-7400 or