Police are investigating an attempted luring that officials believe may be connected to others that have recently happened in the area.
According to CBS3, there’s been a string of incidents involving girls walking home from Harding Junior High School in Northeast Philadelphia. Reports date back to Nov. 5, with the most recent incident occurring on Thurs., Nov. 15. Though descriptions differ in each of the cases, CBS reports that due to the similarities in suspect descriptions and the location of the occurrences, there may be a connection.
On Nov. 15 an 11-year-old girl described a black male between the ages of 35 and 40, walked behind her and mumbling incoherently near Sanger and Ditman streets.
On Nov. 13, an incident occurred between a 12-year-old girl and a Hispanic man between the ages of 45 and 50, near Harbinson Avenue and Ditman Street, at about 3:15 p.m.
On Nov. 8, an incident involving a 13-year-old-girl and a 45-year-old black or Hispanic male happened at around 3:30 p.m. on the 2000 block of Wakeling Street.
On Nov. 5, there was an incident involving a 13-year-old girl and a white male, between the ages of 40 and 50 years old, with a white beard, at around 5:30 p.m. near Torresdale Avenue and Van Kirk Street.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Special Victims Unit at 215-685-3252.