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Hackensack middle school boy says driver tried luring him with ‘lost dog’ story

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot File Photo
Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot
Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot
Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A Hackensack boy told police a man attempted to lure him to his car on his way to middle school this morning by asking him to help search for his sister’s lost dog.

The boy said he was approached near the corner of Union Street and Lawrence Avenue just after 7:30 a.m. by a man in a two-door Honda Civic with tinted windows, Detective Capt. Thomas Salcedo told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

The boy said the car had some type of sticker on the front windshield, but he didn’t know what it said.

He described the driver as white or Hispanic, in his 20s to 30s, with short black spiked hair and a goatee.

He said the man asked to help him find a lost dog, then drove off north on Union Street when he refused.

This comes after a series of attempted luring reports last week in Norwood, Ridgefield Park and Leonia ( see below ).

If you have any information that can help this investigation, call Hackensack PD: (201) 646-7777

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RELATED:

Second Leonia composite

PUBLIC SAFETY ALERT: Leonia police tonight released a composite sketch of a man who a 13-year-old girl said tried to lure her into his car, which she said already had an “upset” girl in the back seat. READ MORE ….

HAVE YOU SEEN HIM? Two Leonia girls today told police they were approached yesterday by the same man described by two other girls in another luring attempt, Police Chief Thomas Rowe told CLIFFVIEW PILOT . READ MORE ….

HAVE YOU SEEN HIM? It could have been reckless horseplay, but Ridgefield Park police are treating very seriously a possible luring attempt involving two men in an SUV, one of whom made an inappropriate comment to a 10-year-old boy on a bicycle. READ MORE ….

Ridgefield Park attempted luring (NJ State Police sketch)

UPDATE: Norwood police were seeking the public’s help following a luring report involving two schoolchildren outside Norwood Public School. READ MORE ….

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