Leonia Police search for attempted luring suspect

Kemberly Richardson has more from Leonia.
November 24, 2013 8:01:49 PM PST
Police in New Jersey are busy looking for a man who allegedly tried to lure two young women into a vehicle.

Investigators in Leonia say there were two separate incidents - the first one occurred on Thursday, the second occurred on Saturday. Police believe the suspect poses a real threat to those in the normally quiet town of Leonia, specifically young girls.

In the first incident, a 12-year-old girl was walking near Station Parkway on Thursday afternoon just before 4, when she noticed a man driving a black van was following her. Police say she headed in the opposite direction, but the man got out of the vehicle and asked her a few inappropriate questions. The young girl then took off.

The second incident took place Saturday on Fort Lee Road and Broad Avenue just before noon. A 15-year-old girl who was walking noticed a dark-colored Chevy Tahoe following her. The man was aggressively honking his horn to get her attention. The man then asked her for directions to a nearby park When the girl did not answer, she told police the man asked her to get in the vehicle to show him where it was. The girl then ran into a nearby business for help.

The 15-year-old girl got a glimpse of the suspect's license plate, and says they are New Jersey plates with the letter "W" on them.

Leonia Police say they have sent out a statewide alert\, and they advise everyone to be alert and aware of what is going on around them.