Police search for man who tried to lure girls into truck
Posted: Aug 29, 2012 10:23 AM ET
Last Updated: Aug 29, 2012 2:18 PM ET
Sudbury police are investigating reports of a man who tried to lure girls into his pickup truck in at least two instances in Hanmer Monday evening.
Police say a pick-up truck with an orange rotating light on the roof pulled up behind two girls, ages 15 and 16, and one of the girl’s mothers on Theresa Street near the park at around 9:30 p.m.
Const. Burt Lapalme, with the Sudbury police said the girls and woman also heard what they thought was a police siren.
"Iin a loud speaker he gave the command 'put your hands behind you heads and walk towards the front of the truck," Lapalme said.
The three quickly left the park area and went to their nearby home.
In another instance around the same time, police say three 12-year-old girls were walking to a local corner store in the area of Martha Street in Hanmer and as they made their way down the street a pick-up truck approached them.
The truck is described the same way as in the first instance: a light-coloured, two-door pick-up truck. Also with an orange coloured rotary light that was activated.
A voice came out bellowing the same instructions and then the truck sped away. Another adult in the area witnesses the scene.
"At this point, not knowing what the motive is, that concerns us," Lapalme said. "Now the fact that the truck drives away...what would they have done if these people [had] gone along with the commands? We simply don't know."
Witnesses said it was a male driver and that the car also possibly had another male passenger.
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