Jackson Police thank the public for their help, tips, and information as the effort has led to the identification and arrest of a man who was allegedly trying to lure a 13-year old girl in the township last week.

In their Monday release, Jackson Police also credited New Jersey State Police for their help with this investigation.

The incident took place on October 30 on Pitney Lane near Danielle Court when a driver slowed down and started speaking to a girl who was walking in the area at the time and then began a one-sided dialogue while she began recording the interaction.

He is accused of saying, "Are you cold? I can give you a ride. Get in my car," at which time the girl took off from the area and the driver did as well.

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Jackson Police then issued a description of the suspect and vehicle and the tips sent in bore fruit as officers responded to a home on Citadel Drive last Thursday and were able to positively i-d the suspect vehicle and subsequently, the driver as well.

While investigating the vehicle, police said that they learned that the license plate was not valid nor belong to any registered vehicle.

The driver, Francisco Rosales-Flores, 39, Jackson was arrested and charged with 2nd-degree Luring, which Jackson Police said, was approved by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.

Flores was processed and then brought to the Ocean County Jail following his arrest.

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