Pennridge Police in High Gear After Possible Luring Attempt
By Robin Culverwell
PERKASIE, Pa. (CBS) — Pennridge Regional Police are following up leads after two boys reported being approached by two men in a van late yesterday.
Pennridge (Bucks County) police chief David Mettin says officers were called out shortly after 8pm after two 11-year-old boys ran home because two men in a van stopped the boys on Campus Drive near 5th Street and inquired about a lost dog.
Mettin says that when the driver started to get out of the vehicle, the boys took off.
“Anytime you’re approached by a stranger, you don’t want to engage that stranger in conversation,” Mettin advises. “The best thing to do is run away and tell your parents, ’cause you never know. It could be that the people did lose their dog, but you know what? Better be safe than sorry.”
Mettin says they are looking for a white, work-type van without side windows and perhaps a dent on the side, and perhaps tinted windows in the front.
He says they have blanketed the school districts to make kids aware of what happened.