SPOKANE, Wash. -- Spokane Police said there have been four reports of attempted luring incidents involving children in the past week.
Authorities said most of the incidents happened near schools and parks.
The latest report was Tuesday September 25 at 3:15 p.m. on Oak Street between Liberty and Garland. Officials said a light blue 80’s full size van had been seen driving slowly in the area when kids get out of school.
On September 24, at Coeur d’Alene Park, officials said a man in a white RV with tinted windows offered a kid candy to get in his RV. Authorities said the suspect is described as a white male in his 50’s with white curly hair. He was wearing a black sweatshirt and black pants.
Then on September 19, there were two attempts at separate elementary schools. At 9:30 a.m. at Audubon Elementary, a grey pickup pulling a trailer approached a 6th grade student. Police said the suspect asked the child a question and gave them chocolate. The suspect is described as a bald, black male. Authorities said two other men were in the truck.
At 9 a.m. that same day at Jefferson Elementary, a man approached a 6-year-old and asked him to come with him.The child’s mother saw the interaction and stepped in.
Police describe the man as tall, weighing 175-180 pounds, in his 40’s and wearing dark hat and a red and white windbreaker.
Police want to remind parents to talk to their children about safety involving strangers.