2 possible child lurings in West Norriton, Lower Providence

Montgomery County authorities are investigating two possible attempted child luring incidents that occurred last week.
February 3, 2014 2:59:49 PM PST
Montgomery County authorities are investigating two possible attempted child luring incidents that occurred last week.

West Norriton Police say at 3:45 p.m. on Monday, January 27th, a 10-year-old girl was on her way home after getting off a school bus at Marshall and Liberty avenues when she noticed she was being followed by a man driving a slow-moving truck, which she said she first saw parked near the bus stop.

The girl began to run on the 100 block of Liberty Avenue, and as she opened the door to the garage of her home, the truck pulled up in front of the residence and the man allegedly asked the girl, "Do you live here?"

The truck then fled down Liberty Avenue toward Burnside Avenue.

The suspect is described as a white man between the ages of 20 and 30, wearing all black, a black knit cap and sunglasses.

The suspect's vehicle is described as a white, slightly raised, two-door, short-bed pickup truck with a '"4X4" decal on its tailgate and a silver tool box behind the cab - possibly a Chevrolet. The body of the truck was rusted, with either decals or paint peeling that looked like paint splatter. In addition, the truck had a windshield visor decal with horizontal and vertical lines, lightly tinted windows, and dingy silver rims.

Police say the vehicle possibly had a New Jersey registration with the first three letters of "HGJ."

The second incident happened on Wednesday, January 29th, at 3:05 p.m. in Lower Providence. Police say a 12-year-old girl was followed from a bus stop at the intersection of East Mount Kirk and Walker Lane.

The girl told police that on her way home she walked past an older-model pickup truck, grayish in color with the paint peeling on the body. Inside was a clean-shaven white male, approximately 30 years of age, with short dark hair, wearing a dark-colored shirt.

He sat in the truck and allegedly stared at the girl as she passed the vehicle.

The girl says she started running, and that's when she heard the driver try to start the engine three times. As she looked back, she saw white reverse lights.

Authorities are asking anyone with information to contact investigators at 610-630-1701.


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