Police investigate attempted lurings

Police investigate attempted lurings

Investigators in Northampton County are looking into several attempted luring cases they say happened all within the past 5 days.

According to police, all four incidents happened within miles of each other. Three in the borough of Wilson and one in Easton.

The first, happened Sunday around 3:30 in the afternoon in the area of 19th street and Hay Terrace, police say a man in a van approached a 9-year-old and asked her to get in his vehicle.

"They denied the request and the male asked again for the young girl to come in his van and the young girl knew what to do. She started screaming for her mom and ran home," said Detective Marc Crisafulli.

Just a few minutes away on Pine Street in Easton around the same time, another man also tried luring a young girl into his vehicle, this time a 13-year-old, she too got away.

The third incident occurred on Tuesday, near Earler Avenue near 21st street.

Police say a man approached an 11-year-old girl and asked her to help him find his lost dog, the girl refused and ran home.

In the final incident, a 24-year-old woman was jogging Wednesday night in the 1600 block of Ferry Street when she was approached by a man in a van who was whistling and yelling for her to come to his vehicle.

Police say the suspect matches the description from the first case.

"We're looking for a green mini-van possibly a dodge caravan. The complainant said it was dented or beat up looking. White male in his 40's of 50's either blonde or gray pony tail in the back," said Crisafulli.

Several parents tell 69 news their children have been made aware of the suspect in the van at their school.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Crisafulli at 610-258-8542.

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