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Possible child luring attempt reported in Hanover - abc27 WHTM

Possible child luring attempt reported in Hanover

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HANOVER, Pa. (WHTM) -

Hanover police said they are investigating a suspicious incident Sunday night that may have been an attempted child luring.

Hanover Police Chief Dwayne Smith said two 11-year-old girls were playing at a public playground in the area of DeGuy Avenue and McCosh Street and noticed a later model silver 4-door vehicle, believed to be a Saab, parked nearby.

When both girls left the park and were walking home at around 7 p.m., Smith said they saw the silver car slowly following them.

In the area of North Stephen's Place and McKinely Avenue, the driver pulled next to the girls and stopped. A female passenger began talking to the girls and asking them questions about where they go to school, Smith said.

As the girls began walking away, the car followed beside them while the male driver and his passenger continued to ask questions such as where they lived and if they wanted to get into the car, Smith said.

The girls ignored the questions and continued to walk away, and the car eventually continued on and was last seen driving south on North Stephen's Place, Smith said.

The girls described the occupants of the car as Asian and said they spoke in broken English. The driver was to be in his 30's and was wearing a black sweatshirt and khaki pants, while his passenger was believed to be in her 20's with black hair in a pony tail, and wearing a white or tan sweatshirt, police said.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have information is asked to call the Hanover Borough Police Department at 717-637-5575.

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