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Lehigh County neighborhood on high alert following attempted child luring

Attempted luring

EMMAUS, Pa. - An Emmaus neighborhood is on high alert following a report of a man in van trying to lure an 11-year-old old boy, and police are asking for the public's help in tracking down the person responsible.

On Friday afternoon, a resident reported to police that a man in a white work van with "Furniture Co." in red and black lettering on the side approached a child on Lawrence Drive.

The boy was offered candy and asked to come over to the van, police say.  When he refused, the person threw candy at him and drove off.

Later, the same person approached the boy again and told him "I know where you live" before driving off.

Parents in the neighborhood are watching their surroundings even more carefully following this incident.

"It could have been our daughter; thank God nothing happened. Now but we have to be so careful; oh, so terrifying," said Clarence Loveless.

The driver of the van is described as being a white male in his 50s with a neatly trimmed beard. 

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-967-3113.

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