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Attempted Lurings Under Investigation in Roselle


The Roselle Police Department is currently investigating an attempted luring/kidnapping of a 12-year-old black female that occurred early this morning.

According to police, a juvenile was walking to school in the area of the 100 block of West 7th Avenue on around 8 this morning, when she observed a silver SUV/Crossover vehicle parked and occupied by an unknown male subject.

The subject allegedly told the victim that he had something for her and held up a jacket. When the victim approached the vehicle, the subject dropped the jacket and grabbed the victim by the arm. The victim was able to pull away from the subject and run for help, police said.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30's, thin build, round face, light moustache, uni-brow and cleft chin, tattoo on right tricep (dark colored/faded flower shape).

Police described the vehicle as a Silver SUV/Crossover vehicle, rear tinted windows, gray leather steering wheel, gray seats with white outline, missing hubcaps/or black rims. Possibly a 2010 Nissan Rogue.

According to police, no weapons were used.

As police investigated incident, a second report was taken from a 15-year-old teen, who told police that while on the 200 block of East 8th Avenue shortly before 9 a.m., a man tried to lure her into his vehicle.

The man - described as a hispanic man approximately 40 to 50 years old

- pulled over along side her offering to take her to school. The teen refused and the suspect took off.

Police described the suspect's

vehicle as a dark green Acura in this incident.

Anyone with information regarding either incident, please contact Det. Carmen Olivera of the Roselle Detective Bureau at (908) 245-9200.