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Child luring attempt reported in Red Lion

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RED LION, Pa. (WHTM) -

Police are investigating a report of an attempted child luring in Red Lion.

York Area Regional police said the incident was reported to have occurred in the 200 block of South Charles Street at around 3:45 p.m. Thursday when a dark red or maroon work van passed a 13-year-old girl.

The girl said she heard someone in the van shout "hey, baby" before it pulled to the side of the street and stopped. A male passenger unhooked his seatbelt, told the driver to unlock the doors, and told the girl to get in the van, according to a police news release.

The girl said she then ran into a nearby home and called her mother. She was not injured.

The van was described as having a dull finish and white letters on the side, and possibly a phone number that may have been peeling off. The letters reportedly were in poor condition and the girl was unsure of what they said.

It is unknown if the van had any other windows other than the windshield and front door windows.

The man in the passenger seat was white, approximately 30 years old, with short dark hair and a mustache, possibly a goatee. He wore glasses or sunglasses and looked "dirty" like he had just gotten off work, police said.

The driver was described only as having blonde hair. The girl was unsure whether they were male or female.

Parents and residents of Red Lion and other areas are asked to contact York Area Regional police at 717-741-1259 if they have any information about the incident, the vehicle or any similar incidents in the area.


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