Luring incidents reported in SLP

Two luring incidents were reported to the Spring Lake Park Police in January.

A young girl, an elementary school student, told police that strangers approached her in their vehicle and asked her to get inside Jan. 22 and 24.

The child was approached as she was walking on the 7800 and 7900 blocks of Quincy Street to her bus stop.

On Jan. 22, a man and woman asked the girl to get into their vehicle. When she said no, they continued to follow her and the woman asked her again. When she reached the bus stop, the car turned around and left, according to a press release from the police.

Two days later, the man was back. He asked her to get in the car, then left when the school bus came.

Neither the man nor woman on either day attempted to force the little girl into the vehicle. She was unharmed, the release states.

The man was described as white, mid-30s, between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 8 inches and brown-haired. The woman was described as white with short hair.

The vehicle was a dark blue, two-door car with rust on the wheel wells.

Luring incidents are very rare in Spring Lake Park, according to Investigator Josh Antoine.

“This is definitely the time for parents to go back over with their kids ‘stranger danger,’” he said.

If anyone has any information regarding these cases, they should contact Antoine at 763-792-7222.

Olivia Koester is at olivia.koester@ecm-inc.com

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