Police seeking information about attempted luring in Roseville


The man driving this car is suspected of attempting to lure a child into it the afternoon of Aug. 21 in the 1700 block of Eldridge Avenue in Roseville. Police seek any information residents might have about the vehicle or its driver. (courtesy of Roseville Police Department)

UPDATE: According to Roseville police, the man was identified as someone who lives in the neighborhood who was legitimately checking on the child to see if he was ok.

The Roseville Police Department is investigating an attempted child luring that took place the afternoon of Aug. 21 in the 1700 block of Eldridge Avenue.

According to police, a man driving a mid-2000s light-colored Honda Accord or a similar vehicle stopped at around 5 p.m. near a boy who was sitting in front of his house on the curb.

The man, described as white, with pale skin and red hair, aged 18-20, asked the boy if he was OK and then twice asked if the child if he wanted to go for a ride. The boy refused and the man drove off. The child immediately told his father what had happened.

A surveillance camera on a nearby home captured images of the man's vehicle. Roseville police are encouraging residents who live in the neighborhood near Brimhall Elementary School who also have security cameras to check footage for more information about the man.

Tips can be submitted online at www.cityofroseville.com/3194/Crime-Tips or by contacting Detective Crystal Jones at 651-792-7277. 

For tips on talking to children about preventing abductions, visit the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's website at www.kidsmartz.org.

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