Possible child luring incident in Manalapan Wednesday evening

    The Manalapan Police Department is investigating what is described as a possible child luring incident in the township Wednesday evening.

    Officers responded to Symmes Drive at 6:16 p.m. on a report that an older white male was walking near a residence and offered candy to a five year boy who was playing in his front yard, police said in a release.

    “The older male was described as being five-feet, six-inches, similar age to that of a grandfather, balding or white hair, wearing glasses and a green/blue/yellow striped shirt. The male was also described as looking poor,” the release said.

    Patrols canvassed the area but no man matching that description was located, according to the release.

    Police ask that the community shares this information, discuss “stranger danger” with children, and report any suspicious activity. 

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