Man tried to lure girls into van, police say

Man tried to lure girls into van, police say

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by NewsChannel 36 Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on April 9, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 10 at 4:40 PM

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- Two girls say a man tried to lure them into his van by offering them candy.

Cornelius police told NewsChannel 36 that on Monday afternoon, two juvenile girls -- in two separate incidents -- reported that a man in a black minivan pulled up to them and offered them candy if they got into his van.

Both girls ran away and told adults.

The incidents happened near Dunmore Drive and both victims described the van as black, dirty and the back window broken out with black tape covering it.

"I'm scared especially being here alone sometimes," said Ashely Sanchez. "I am worried about that."

Cornelius police will pay special attention on school bus stops Tuesday, even though the incidents did not occur at the bus stops.

"I know there are a lot of children around here," said Sanchez's husband. "I will be on the look out for that van and I hope my wife will as well."

If you have any information, please call the Cornelius Police Department at 704-892-1363.

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