The Cranford Police Department is currently investigating a possible child luring
incident that occurred earlier this morning not far from a local school.
An 11-year-old juvenile was approached while walking to school at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, according to a statement issued by the Cranford Police Department. The juvenile was walking on Brookside Place near the intersection of Waverly Place when the incident occurred. The juvenile reports that a newer style silver vehicle (make unknown) pulled near the curb and the adult male driver motioned to the juvenile to come to his vehicle.
The suspect, described as a white male in his 30s with light-colored short hair (possibly a crew cut), was wearing a white shirt and sport coat. The unknown suspect never spoke to the juvenile during the incident.
According to police, the juvenile ignored the adult male and continued walking to the bus stop where she called a parent and reported the incident. The vehicle left the area heading east on Brookside Place.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Cranford Police Department at 908-272-2222.