Attempted Luring of Elementary School Aged Girl Under Investigation in Elizabeth

Authorities in Elizabeth are looking into reports of an attempted luring that occurred in the city on Tuesday.

According to a statement released by Elizabeth Police officials, at approximately 3:15 p.m., a female student from School 29, waited for her mother to retrieve her when a black male who was possibly around the age of 40 stopped his vehicle and asked if she needed a ride.

Police officials say the suspect had short hair, wearing, a green shirt and operating a green Ford SUV.

According to police, the student ignored male suspect and continued to walk away when the man continued following the student.

Police say the student began walking in the opposite direction then started to run away.

The student was eventually picked up by mother who notified police.

In a statement released by The Elizabeth Board of Education, officials said, “ On Tuesday afternoon, near Dr. Albert Einstein Academy School No. 29, a student of the Elizabeth Public Schools community was the target of an attempted luring.

We are currently working with the Elizabeth Police Department and are taking action according to their recommendation and direction”.

“Elizabeth Public Schools professional learning community will continue to remain vigilant in keeping our schools and administrative offices safe and secure” school officials said in the statement”.

The incident is being investigated by Det. Beltran at this time according to Elizabeth Police.