Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Man allegedly tries to lure girl into vehicle

A man tried to lure a 17-year-old girl into his SUV on Cherry Alley this week, Elizabethtown police reported.

The girl was walking on South Cherry Alley between Vine Alley and Park Street when the man, driving a red SUV, stopped and asked if he could take a picture of the girl and showed her pictures of females on his camera. He then asked if she wanted to go for a ride to a park and grabbed the girl's hand. She was able to get away and run from the scene.

Police describe the man as in his mid to late 60s, about 5 feet 1 inch tall, with a thin build, thinning gray hair and stubble on his face. His first name might be Richard. He was wearing a striped white, red and blue shirt and khaki pants. He had silver wire glasses and was also missing some upper teeth.

Police were able to identify the suspect based on the description the girl gave police and from a similar incident in July 2014. Police said they have contacted the suspect, and he has confirmed his involvement in the latest incident, which remains under investigation.

Police said that until the investigation is concluded they can't release further details about the incident. Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call police at 717-367-1835.

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