The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office says a Mays Landing man has been indicted for attempting to lure two children into his vehicle last summer.

35-year-old Talal L. Aridi was indicted by a grand jury late last week on two counts of second degree attempt to lure or entice a child by various means and one count of fourth degree stalking.

Talal L. Aridi - Photo: Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office
Talal L. Aridi - Photo: Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office

On July 16th, Hamilton Township Police responded to the area of Pinehurst Avenue and Berry Drive for the report of a possible child luring incident. Authorities say a caller advised them that a silver Subaru Forrester, driven by a white male with dark black hair, approached an 11-year-old girl while she was walking down the street. The suspect asked the girl if she needed a ride and for her phone number, at which point she ran to a neighbor’s house. While officers were responding to the incident, they located the suspect vehicle, which was being driven by 35-year-old Talal Aridi of Mays Landing.

Aridi is scheduled to be arraigned on February 20th and is being held in the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

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