Montgomery County

Police in Upper Moreland Warn of Attempted Child Luring Near School

A man attempted to lure a 12-year-old child into his car near a Montgomery County school last month, and police are warning the public to be alert.

Upper Moreland Township Police on Tuesday released a sketch of the luring suspect. They said the man approached a 12-year-old near the intersection of Karen Lane and Davisville Road in Hatboro -- not far from Upper Moreland Middle School -- about 2:30 p.m. Sept. 16. The middle school is about two blocks away from where the man accosted the child.

Police said the suspect told the child he was looking for his dog and then tried to convince the child to get into his car, a silver sedan.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 20s who's about 5 feet 8 and thin, with brown hair that he wore parted on the side.

Police asked that anyone with information on the suspect contact Det. J. Schramm at or by calling 215-657-4700.

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