Sheriff: Man tries to lure child into vehicle

Sheriff: Man tries to lure child into vehicle

POSTED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 12:00pm

UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 12:04pm

Sheriff’s officials are trying to identify a man who asked a 6-year-old boy to get into his vehicle as the child walked near home in Chalmette on Saturday, April 7, Sheriff-elect James Pohlmann said.

The incident happened on Gem Street in Chalmette in the afternoon and the boy was approached by a white male driving a black, four-door older model vehicle, Pohlmann said.

The man opened the driver-side door and said to the boy, “Get in the car,’’ but the child’s older brother saw what was happening and yelled to him to get home. The driver fled as the boy ran home to his mother, who called the Sheriff’s Office.

Responding patrol units searched the area looking for the driver but didn’t find him, Pohlmann said.

Anyone with information should call the Sheriff’s Office at (504) 271-2501 or Crime Stoppers at 822-1111.

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