Police investigate attempted luring in Del.

NEWARK, Del. - December 1, 2011

It happened just before 5:00 p.m. Wednesday at Dallas Avenue and Apple Road.

The girl told police she was walking along Dallas Avenue when a man in a white van pulled up alongside her and offered her a ride. When she refused, the man told her to get in. The girl ran away.

The driver is described as an African American man, 30-50 years old with little hair on his head, a thin scruffy beard, and multiple tattoos on his neck. He was wearing heavy cologne and smoking a cigar.

The van is described as an older style white work van with no rear or side windows, dirty tires and a rusted dent on the lower rear passenger side. It was last seen proceeding westbound on Dallas Avenue toward Elkton Road.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective Nicholas Sansone at 302-366-7110 ext. 135 or nick.sansone@cj.state.de.us. You can send an anonymous text message tip by texting 302NPD and your message to TIP411.

Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com , where a reward may be available.

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