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Attempted Luring Incident Reported on Main Street

Man in a white pickup tried several times to get the attention of a Chatham High freshman Friday afternoon, police said.

A man in a white pickup truck tried multiple times to get the attention of a Chatham High School freshman who was walking on Main Street Friday afternoon, police said.

The girl was walking eastbound on Main Street when a man in an older white pickup truck passed her going westbound at about 3:25 p.m. Friday, according to a Chatham Borough Police alert sent out on Sunday.

The driver, described as a Hispanic man between 30 and 40 years old, honked his horn at her twice, police said. The vehicle then turned around on Main Street and traveled eastbound before turning onto Washington Street, police said.

The man slapped the side of the truck to get her attention and motioned for her to come toward the vehicle, police said.

The girl ignored the man and went home. Her parents then notified the police department.

Officers searched the area and notified surrounding agencies, but the vehicle or person fitting the description was not found.

"In addition to making residents aware of this incident, we want to remind and encourage everyone to report any suspicious incidents to the police department without delay," according to the alert.

For non-emergencies, contact the Chatham Borough Police at 973-635-8000.

Mary Monroe May 05, 2014 at 10:18 PM
It really shows how we unfortunately need to keep educating our young children of the potential dangers in the world - even here in chatham

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