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Police Investigate Attempted Luring in Princeton

Princeton New Jersey

Police are investigating an attempted luring, after a man reportedly tried to lure an 11-year-old boy into a minivan on Hamilton Avenue yesterday afternoon.

According to the boy, at approximately 3:10 p.m. as he walked home from school on Hamilton Avenue, he noticed a minivan parked on the curb and a male standing outside of it. 

As the boy got closer to the vehicle, the man motioned him to come toward him as he opened the rear passenger door of the minivan, police said.

The boy quickly ran down Hamilton Avenue where flagged his mother who happened to be passing by, added police.

The man is described as hispanic or black, between 35 and 40 years of age, between 5'10 to 6-feet tall, slim and lanky build. 

He was last seen wearing gray sweatpants and a long sleeve shirt with what appeared to be yellow stripes.

The boy was unharmed. 

Officers searched the area but did not find the described vehicle or anyone fitting the description provided by the boy. 

Anyone with information contact Princeton police at (609) 921-2100 ext. 2120 or