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Men approach elementary students in La Cañada, officials concerned

June 10, 2013

Two students at Palm Crest Elementary School were approached by men last week in separate incidents that authorities have deemed suspicious.

On June 7, a student was walking near Palm Drive and Lombardy Drive around 3 p.m. when two men in a white sedan offered a ride home.

The men offered the student a bunny Pez candy dispenser, according to authorities. When the student refused, they reportedly offered an X-Box video game console. 

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The passenger was described as a Latino or white male; there was no description available for the driver.

On June 3, a student was walking home near Palm Drive and Orchard Lane around 2 p.m. when a man in a light-colored Toyota Camry asked for help in finding his dog, according to the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station.

The man was described as being white and having a goatee.

Palm Crest Principal Karen Hurley sent out an email to parents Sunday night, alerting them to the two incidents.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Angela Shephard said no crime had occurred, but the incidents were considered “suspicious."

-- Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com

Follow on Google+ and on Twitter: @LATiffanyKelly.

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