• Man attempted to lure children into his car with candy, neighbors say

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    NEW CASTLE, Pa. - New Castle police are looking into two possible attempted child lurings in August.

    Police tell Channel 11 neighbors reported seeing a man in a car slowing down and offering candy to children to get in his car on Halco Drive and Laurel Boulevard.

    "These parents watch their kids. They're good parents. This is wrong," said neighbor George Grandey.

    The attempted luring occurred around 7:30 p.m. Monday, police said. The mad sped off before police could arrive.


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    A week earlier, a similar incident was reported along Laurel Boulevard, police said.

    A young girl was offered chocolate to get into a car, with the driver saying he would take her home. The girl ran.

    The police chief says both incidents are being investigated, and he doesn’t know if they’re related. Detectives are getting surveillance video from one of the housing complexes to see if it caught anything. 

    "Somebody trying to take a kid, offering candy ... it’s just sick," Grandey said.

    The only description witnesses gave police was that it was a silver or gold small car.


     

     

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