Police Release Sketch Of Child Luring Suspect - New York News

Police Release Sketch Of Child Luring Suspect

Posted: Updated:
Pennsylvania State Police have  released a sketch of the suspect. He is described as a white male, between the ages of 20 to 30 years of age, clean shaven, short dark hair, and wearing dark hair. Pennsylvania State Police have released a sketch of the suspect. He is described as a white male, between the ages of 20 to 30 years of age, clean shaven, short dark hair, and wearing dark hair.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. -

Police in Lower Providence are investigating a series of attempted child abductions reported in the area.

Parents in Montgomery County are on high alert after two attempts to lure children in the past week.

Police said the targets have been middle-school-aged girls walking home from the bus stop.

Police said in both cases the suspect and his vehicle are very similar, leading them to believe the two cases are connected.

While that person is still out there, parents said they aren't taking any chances.

"This guy is not going to stop until he finds someone to shove in his car," parent Christina Bisignaro said.

Last week, a ten year girl told police she had to run home after a man followed her in a truck from her West Norriton bus stop, all the way to her house on Liberty Avenue.

As she entered her garage that afternoon, detectives said the man in this sketch asked her, "Do you live here?"

"You should feel safe in the suburbs, but that guy is still dangerous," parent Kings Kao said.

Two days later, police said a 12-year-old girl in Lower Providence had a similar encounter at her bus stop at East Mt. Kirk and Walker Lane on her way home from school.

She said a man in a truck stared at her, and then attempted to start his engine three times as she ran off.

Missy Chambers said her neighborhood is working together to keep kids safe.

"We've all just been calling each other and texting each other just to make sure that somebody is going to be there at the end of the day, to make sure that everybody gets into their houses," Chambers said.

Police said the suspect in the first incident was driving a slightly lifted older model white or gray two door pickup.

The first victim said the vehicle is rusty, has peeling paint and a New Jersey license plate with the first three letters "HGJ".

Detective Mark Wassmer said the second victim described a man in a similar truck.

"Whenever an adult, a stranger if you will engages a child for no reason, no apparent reason and on two separate occasions or is watching children, we take it very seriously," Wassmer said.

While police continue to track down leads in the cases, parents who live in the area said they're taking more precautions with their kids than usual.

"There is always panic when something like that happens, but now that we know about it, we can all kind of come together as neighborhood and watch out for everyone else's children," Chambers said.

Police recommend that children walking home from the bus stop without adult supervision should travel in packs.

If you have any information about this story, please contact West Norriton Police Department at (610) 630-1701.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Friends work to 'save' Pennsylvania bucket bear

    Friends work to 'save' Pennsylvania bucket bear

    A group of friends has tracked down and helped to save a western Pennsylvania bear that got its head stuck in a bucket-like contraption.
    A group of friends has tracked down and helped to save a western Pennsylvania bear that got its head stuck in a bucket-like contraption.
  • September Sizzle

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:03:36 GMT

    Summer is not over just yet!  Hot and humid conditions much of the week with temps in the 90's and upper 80's.

     

     

     

     

    Summer is not over just yet! Today will be very hot and humid with high temperatures in the low to mid 90s and mostly sunny skies.  A cold front will bring some thunderstorms tonight, some of which may be severe.

    Wednesday will be less humid but it remains warm all week long.

    Tuesday (93/72): Clouds/Storm

    Wednesday (88/74): Sun/Clouds

    Thursday (89/67): Sunny/Hot

  • All Bets Off As AC's Revel Hotel Casino Shuts Down

    All Bets Off As AC's Revel Hotel Casino Shuts Down

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:41 AM EDT2014-09-02 10:41:14 GMT

    Atlantic City's Revel Hotel and Casino has officially closed its doors Tuesday morning, a little more than two years after opening and following months of financial struggles.

    Atlantic City's Revel Hotel and Casino has officially closed its doors Tuesday morning, a little more than two years after opening and following months of financial struggles.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Long Island beaches reopen to bathing

    Long Island beaches reopen to bathing

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:08:19 GMT

    Health officials say six Long Island beaches that were closed for one day have reopened to bathing. The Nassau County beaches were closed Monday due to storm water runoff that could negatively impact bacterial levels. The beaches were: Laurel Hollow Beach, Morgan Beach, North Hempstead Beach Park, Sea Cliff Village Beach, Tappen Beach and Theodore Roosevelt Beach.

    Health officials say six Long Island beaches that were closed for one day have reopened to bathing. The Nassau County beaches were closed Monday due to storm water runoff that could negatively impact bacterial levels. The beaches were: Laurel Hollow Beach, Morgan Beach, North Hempstead Beach Park, Sea Cliff Village Beach, Tappen Beach and Theodore Roosevelt Beach.

  • 1 tube of Lincoln Tunnel closed after accident

    1 tube of Lincoln Tunnel closed after accident

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:02 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:02:27 GMT
    One of the tubes of the Lincoln Tunnel has been closed after a chain-reaction accident involving a New York-bound jitney bus and two other vehicles. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Steve Coleman says four people were reported injured in the accident in the center tube at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
    One of the tubes of the Lincoln Tunnel has been closed after a chain-reaction accident involving a New York-bound jitney bus and two other vehicles. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Steve Coleman says four people were reported injured in the accident in the center tube at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Dispute over reclining seat diverts flight, again

    Dispute over reclining seat diverts flight, again

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:21 AM EDT2014-09-02 12:21:27 GMT
    Delta photoDelta photo
    A Delta Air Lines flight from La Guardia Airport to West Palm Beach, Florida, was diverted to Jacksonville because of a dispute between passengers over a reclining seat. Delta reportedly says the flight was diverted Monday night when a woman got into an argument with a passenger behind her when the woman was trying to recline her seat while the other passenger was trying to sleep on the tray table.
    A Delta Air Lines flight from La Guardia Airport to West Palm Beach, Florida, was diverted to Jacksonville because of a dispute between passengers over a reclining seat. Delta reportedly says the flight was diverted Monday night when a woman got into an argument with a passenger behind her when the woman was trying to recline her seat while the other passenger was trying to sleep on the tray table.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices