Woman Tries to Give Candy to Kid: Police

Investigators want to know who the woman is and why she was trying to give candy to a young child

Police are on the search for a woman who tried to give candy to a child Friday evening along a quiet residential road.

A neighbor on Berkshire Road in Erial, N.J. approached the woman after she offered candy to a 7-year-old boy around 6:30 pm., according to Gloucester Township Police.

The neighbor told the kid to go home and then approached the woman behind the wheel of a late 1990s Chevrolet Suburban with New Jersey plates.

The driver, a woman in her late 40s, told the neighbor that she meant no harm and was just trying to get rid of leftover candy from a church event, according to police.

The neighbor told police that there was some candy on the passenger seat.

By the time police arrived the woman in the Suburban was gone. Police say the vehicle has chrome rims and silver trim around the doors. It also has a large gold-colored Chevy emblem on the rear door.

Police want to talk to the woman and hope someone recognizes the car description. Anyone with information should contact the Gloucester Township Police at 856-228-4500 or submit an anonymous tip at 856-842-5560 or by texting “GLOTWP” and the tip to 847411.

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