Police Launch Investigation into Child Luring Incidents in Toms River
TOMS RIVER – A man attempted to lure children into his SUV this weekend, according to the Toms River Police Department.
Multiple police units responded to the Georgetown section of the township to investigate two separately reported child luring incidents Saturday afternoon.
The first incident occurred in the area of Chippewa Drive and Apache Drive. The second incident happened nearby in the Shawnee Drive area.
Police say that the suspect is a white male with a heavy build, a bald head, and goatee facial hair, and wearing a light grey or white top. He was driving a light gray or silver/champagne, late 1990’s/early 2000’s sports utility vehicle.
In both interactions, the children removed themselves from the situation and told their parents, who called the police to report the incident.
Police have beefed up patrols in the area as they investigate the attempted luring.
Police are seeking the public’s help. If you have seen the pictured vehicle (above), you are urged to contact Officer Michael McDonald at 732-349-0150 x1366.