New Jersey News
Leonia Police search for attempted luring suspect
LEONIA, N.J. (WABC) -- Police in New Jersey are busy looking for a man who allegedly tried to lure two young women into a vehicle.
Investigators in Leonia say there were two separate incidents - the first one occurred on Thursday, the second occurred on Saturday. Police believe the suspect poses a real threat to those in the normally quiet town of Leonia, specifically young girls.
In the first incident, a 12-year-old girl was walking near Station Parkway on Thursday afternoon just before 4, when she noticed a man driving a black van was following her. Police say she headed in the opposite direction, but the man got out of the vehicle and asked her a few inappropriate questions. The young girl then took off.
The second incident took place Saturday on Fort Lee Road and Broad Avenue just before noon. A 15-year-old girl who was walking noticed a dark-colored Chevy Tahoe following her. The man was aggressively honking his horn to get her attention. The man then asked her for directions to a nearby park When the girl did not answer, she told police the man asked her to get in the vehicle to show him where it was. The girl then ran into a nearby business for help.
The 15-year-old girl got a glimpse of the suspect's license plate, and says they are New Jersey plates with the letter "W" on them.
Leonia Police say they have sent out a statewide alert\, and they advise everyone to be alert and aware of what is going on around them.
new jersey news, new jersey, luring, new jersey news, kemberly richardson
- Search continues for Malaysia Airlines plane 30 min ago
- AccuWeather: Milder, maybe a shower
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- Get WATCH ABC for your mobile device
- Man in coma after Queens hit and run 20 min ago
- Kindergartener leaves school unnoticed in Morrisania
- Missing man found buried in nephew's backyard
- Measles cases confirmed in Manhattan, Bronx
- Florida family falls ill after eating meat with LSD
- Exclusive: Mistaken identity arrest
- Virus hijacks your computer till you pay
- Battling a third party energy company
- Carmen Berra, wife of Yogi Berra dies at 85
- Photos: $3.25M summer home in Ocean City, NJ
- Search continues for Malaysia Airlines plane
30 min ago