Police reported a third attempted child luring incident Saturday morning — this time, in the Dunkin' Donuts parking lot.
According to Chief Frank Papapietro, a 12-year old girl was sitting alone in the car while her mother ran into Dunkin' Donuts on River Road when a man approached her and asked her if she wanted to "go with him."
The girl jumped out of the car and ran into Dunkin' Donuts to tell her mother, Papapietro said. The man, who reportedly matched the description of the person involved in the other two attempted lurings in the borough, escaped on foot.
This incident follows two that occurred Thursday. At approximately 8:15 a.m. a 10-year old girl and her 7-year old brother were approached while walking to school near Faller Drive and River Road. A white male in a parked silver four-door sedan rolled down his window and tried to make conversation with them as they walked past, but they ran away.
The other incident occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. Thursday as a 17-year old girl stepped off her school bus on the corner of Boulevard and Henley. She was approached by male in a silver four-door sedan with a squared off front and rear design who asked her if she wanted a ride.
The description of the man is the same in all three attempted luring incidents. He is described as a white male in his mid-40's with a prominently large nose with short brown hair, brown eyes, bushy eyebrows and a round face.
Papapietro said that police are reviewing the tapes of Dunkin' Donuts parking lot surveillance cameras to determine if a clear picture of the man was captured. He has put out a reverse 911 call to residents warning them of the attempted lurings.
Numerous luring incidents have been reported in Bergen County over the last month. Two incidents were reported in Washington Township in mid-September, in which drivers in gray or silver cars offered rides to children on Ridgewood Road.
Police in Oradell are investigating an incident in which a man offered a ride to a 7-year-old boy. Police have said the incident may be related to other luring attempts in Maywood, Hackensack and Hawthorne.
Ridgewood Police reported that three men recently tried to lure a middle school student into their car.