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Attempted Luring Reported at NJ Quick Check

Old Bridge

Police have released surveillance photos of a man that reportedly tried to lure two children into his vehicle at a Laurence Harbor Quick Check.

According to police, a man attempted to lure two children at the Quick Check on Cliffwood Avenue in Laurence Harbor today.

The man reportedly purchased snacks for the two children and then attempted to get them to go outside with him to his car after offering them hats and fidget spinners.

One of the children felt uncomfortable and notified the store staff. As the staff intervened, the suspect insisted the children were going with him.

The suspect left the store after being told to do so by staff.

He left the area in the pictured white Toyota, possibly a Corolla.

The suspect is described as a thin, white male in his late twenties or thirties. He was last seen wearing a gold Yankees hat, sunglasses, and a red Nike t-shirt. He was described as having brown scruff on his face as if he was unshaven.

If you know who this is, or have an additional information, please contact Detective Michael Machen at (732) 721-5600 x3210 or email

Prosecutor Carey and Chief Volkert, said cash rewards are being offered to anyone who wants to provide information anonymously, by contacting Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County Inc. via phone or website.

​The phone number is: 1-800-939-9600. The website is: Text messages may be sent to 274637 (CRIMES) with the keyword ‘’midtip’’ followed by a message.

Those who call will be given instructions on how to collect cash rewards by using a numerical code that will be recognized by a local bank, which will pay the rewards following approval by Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County Inc.