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GASTONIA, N.C. -- A masked man accused of targeting a Gastonia teenager is wanted by police.

Officers say he attempted to lure a 14-year-old girl into his truck with candy on Tuesday afternoon.

The girl had just gotten off her school bus and started to walk home when he drove up next to her and offered candy from a purple bowl, according to police.

He s described as a white man with shoulder length brown hair. He was last seen wearing a white long sleeve shirt.

He was driving a four-door black Chevy Silverado at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call 704-866-6878.

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