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Man Approaches 12-year-old in Third Luring Incident, Police Say

Report of a third attempted child luring at Dunkin' Donuts Saturday morning.

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.

Debra DeSerio October 21, 2012 at 01:02 PM
maybe they should get someone to attract this guy to catch him...have someone in plain view then have an officer watch close by grab this wacko off the streets
AML October 21, 2012 at 01:41 PM
I have every confidence that this person will be caught by the police. There have been too many incidents within a short period of time & he is bound to make a mistake sooner than later. With all of the publicity in the papers, on the Patch, reverse 911, and on television, I cannot believe that some parents still take things for granted. That was a pretty dumb thing to have left a child alone in the car to run into Dunkin Donuts for a quick second or two....that's all it takes is a quick second or two. Parents should be even more vigilant and have their children with them at all times when running errands. I am glad that this child acted like a grown-up in this situation and that all ended well.
Frank October 21, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Better find him before I do. I'll be doing time for what I'll do to him.
Amanda M. October 21, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Saying it was dumb to leave a 7th grader in a car for 5 minutes is a little harsh. We're not exactly talking about a small child here.
walter krausa October 22, 2012 at 12:25 PM
thank the lord I moved to Mississippi , people like that sort of come up missing here
msluck777 October 22, 2012 at 12:57 PM
i would do it, definately..sign me up..
suckkaaa October 23, 2012 at 03:16 AM
I wonder if this has anything to do with 12 year old, autumn pasquale's disappearance from clayton on saturday!!! Omg how disgusting...
mellie October 24, 2012 at 10:52 PM
I don't think it's dumb to leave a 12 year old in a car for five minutes - its normal behavior. It's sad when others blame the victims as it takes the focus off the perp. akin to blaming a woman for how she's dressed in a rape. Let's hope this guy is caught soon.

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