Police on the Lookout for Gray-Haired Woman After Attempted Luring in Lehigh Valley - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Police on the Lookout for Gray-Haired Woman After Attempted Luring in Lehigh Valley

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    Gray-Haired Woman Tries to Lure Little Girl: Police

    A gray-haired woman with a dog tried to lure a little girl into a car, and now police in Freemansburg, Northampton County are telling parents to be on the lookout. NBC10's Doug Shimell has the story. (Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015)

    Police are on the lookout for a potential lurer in eastern Pennsylvania after a 9-year-old girl reported being approached by a woman in a sport-utility vehicle Monday afternoon.

    The girl was walking home from school on Kossuth Street near Roosevelt Street in Freemansburg, Northampton County at 3:30 p.m. when she was approached by a woman in a white SUV, police said. The woman, who was described as having gray hair and large black-rimmed glasses, asked the girl if she wanted a ride home, and the girl declined.

    According to the girl's mother, it was the first time she had allowed her daughter to walk to and from school. The mother gave her daughter a cell phone and explicitly warned her about strangers, and was shocked when her daughter came home crying.

    Police said the girl's 12-year-old brother was half a block behind his sister, and upon catching up with her, the woman in the SUV drove off.

    Both kids gave the same description of the woman: gray hair, large black-rimmed glasses and a dog in the back of the car, police said. The elementary school notified parents and police have stepped up patrols in the area.

    If you have any information on the incident, please call Freemansburg Police at 610-866-2221.