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Residents On Edge After Attempted Lurings Reported In Pine Hill, NJ Area

By Jericka Duncan

PINE HILL, NJ (CBS) – A South Jersey community is on edge after a second attempted luring and a third incident, possibly related, were reported in the Pine Hill, NJ area.

After reading reports of an initial attempted luring on June 25th (see previous story) near the Trump National Golf Club, officials say a second person came forward and reported another incident involving a vehicle and driver matching the description provided.

The second incident reportedly happened in the area of Erial Road and Bromley Drive around 7 p.m. on June 25th. A witness said a juvenile female was walking and talking to the driver of a white van, shaking her head as if she was saying “no.”

The van slowly drove alongside the girl, and as the witness approached, the van drove away on Erial towards Hickstown Road.

The female juvenile involved in this incident was described as 5’3” and 115 lbs with long, straight brown hair. She was wearing a pink t-shirt and carrying a large purse or tote.

Meanwhile, residents in the quiet community are on heightened alert following a third incident that happened on Wednesday, June 26th.

Robin Styer, the mother of 14-year-old Madison, says her daughter and a friend say someone driving a white van slowed down and beeped at them Wednesday evening before pulling away on West Branch Avenue.

The vehicle involved in all of the incidents is described as a white Econoline-type van with no markings and no roof rack.

The driver involved in the second incident is described as a male with darker skin, short dark hair, dark eyes and a mustache. He was estimated to be in his 30s.

Anyone with information regarding either incident or the identity of the juvenile female involved in the second incident is asked to contact the Pine Hill Police Department at 856-783-1549 x 426, jfield@pinehillpd.com or confidential@pinehillpd.com.

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