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Philadelphia Police Warn The Public About Recent Attempted Child Lurings

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS)—On September 30th, the Philadelphia Police Department received several reports of child luring attempts around the city.

The first call was received at approximately 4:10 p.m. A 15-year-old female reported she was walking home on 5000 Greenway Avenue when an unknown male attempted to engage her in conversation.  She initially ignored him but he continued following her causing her to run home.

The suspect is described as a Black male, in his 40s, with a thin build and grey hair in twists. He was wearing black pants and a dirty white shirt.

The second attempt of child luring occurred around 5:30 p.m. on 700 W. Bristol Street.  A 14-year-old female said while she was waiting outside a neighborhood store, a male opened his car door and told her to get in. She immediately went inside the store and called a relative. The suspect fled the scene.

The offender is described as a Hispanic male, in his mid 30s, 5 feet 4 inches tall, with a medium build and black hair. His vehicle was possibly a Honda or Nissan Altima with tinted windows.

The third attempted child luring occurred at approximately 8:10 p.m.  A 17-year-old female reports while she was walking on the 1000 block of W. Ontario Street an unknown male approached her and attempted to engage her in conversation. She continued walking and ignoring the male, but as she passed under a bridge the male allegedly grabbed her and assaulted her. The female fled on foot and the suspect walked away.

The suspect is described as a Latino male, in his mid 40s, with a mustache and goatee. He was wearing black Adidas pants, a black Nike sweatshirt and black and white Nike sneakers.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Philadelphia Police Department.                

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