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Police Search for Suspect in Attempted Child Luring
A man tried to lure a young girl in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey. Police released a sketch of the suspect as well as a surveillance photo of his vehicle. (Published Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 | Credit NBC10) A man tried to lure a young girl in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey. See More

A man tried to lure a young girl in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey. Police released a sketch of the suspect as well as a surveillance photo of his vehicle.

(Published Sunday, Jul 21, 2019)

What to Know

  • Police say a man tried to lure a 12-year-old girl in Hamilton Township, New Jersey, Saturday night.

  • The girl ran away and the suspect fled the scene when he saw the girl on her phone, police said.

  • Police released a sketch of the suspect as well as a surveillance photo of his vehicle.

Police are searching for a man accused of trying to lure a girl in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey, Saturday night.

The unidentified man was driving a black, four-door vehicle, believed to be a 2008-2009 Ford Fusion when he began following a 12-year-old girl walking on Christine Avenue between Steinert and Wegner avenues around 8:15 p.m., police said.

The man then got out of the car, approached the girl and tried several times to talk to her, according to investigators. The girl then began to run away while calling her home. The man noticed the girl was on her phone, went back into his car, made a U-turn and fled the area, police said.

The suspect is described as a tall man with a deep voice and athletic build between the ages of 25 and 30 and standing between 5-foot-11 and 6-foot-2. He also had a freshly trimmed and short beard and was wearing a black baseball hat, black shirt, black jeans and black shoes, police said.

Anyone with information on the suspect can call Detective Chris Pullen at 609-581-4080, the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at 609-581-4008 or email cpullen@hamiltonpd.org.

(L to R), A sketch of the suspect. A surveillance photo of the suspect's vehicle. See full-size image here.