York Area Regional Police Department has taken a report of an attempted “Child Luring” incident. This incident occurred on Thursday August 14, 2014 at approx. 3:45 pm in the 200 block of South Charles St. in Red Lion Borough.
A dark red or maroon work type van passed a 13 year old female in the area and yelled “Hey baby” to the girl. The van pulled to the side of the street, stopped and the male in the passenger seat unhooked his seatbelt, told the driver to unlock the doors and said to the girl to “Get in my van”. The female ran into a residence nearby and called her mother. The van then left the area and the female was not injured in the incident.
The van is described as a dark red or maroon, older, “work type” van with a dull finish. The van had white letters on the side and possibly a phone number that may have been peeling off. The letters were to be in poor condition and the female was unsure what they said. It is unknown if the van had any other windows other than the windshield and front door windows.
The passenger seat occupant was a white male approx. 30 years old, short dark hair, mustache, possibly a goatee, glasses or sunglasses and looked “dirty” like he had just gotten off work. The driver of the van is only described as having blonde hair and unknown if they were male or female.
The victim’s mother stated that someone else had mentioned on Facebook a similar incident recently in the area of the Red Lion Water Park on Saturday August 16, 2014 involving their child. She was unable to confirm this information by contacting the poster and no other incidents have been reported to York Area Regional Police as of this date.
Parents and residents of Red Lion and other areas are asked to contact York Area Regional Police at 717-741-1259 if they have any information about this incident, this vehicle or any similar incidents in the area.
Residents and parents are reminded to be vigilant in keeping an eye on children and any suspicious activity that they may witness. If anyone sees anything suspicious they are asked to call 911 immediately and report the information to police.