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Wadsworth: Police search for man who tried to lure student

1:26 PM, Sep 24, 2013   |    comments
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WADSWORTH --- Police are actively investigating after a student says a man tried to lure her into his car.

Police released more information Tuesday afternoon.

Just before 4 p.m. Monday, police responded to the Northeast Ohio Dance School at 124 College Street in reference to a report from a Central Intermediate School student being contacted by a suspicious person while walking from the school to the dance studio.

The suspect was driving a black Jeep Liberty, Honda Pilot or other similar SUV. He was described as a white man with pale skin, very short light brown hair/possibly balding, with a mustache and "scruffy" facial hair.

He was wearing a blue-striped shirt. The suspect pulled into a parking space on Main Street and rolled down the window where he contacted the female student.

Sensing that the suspect's behavior was suspicious, she immediately fled the area, running to the dance studio.

The Wadsworth City Schools have issued an "Alert Now" notification to all parents and guardians that have subscribed to these notifications.

In addition, the students will be reminded by both parents and teachers of safety procedures in regards to strangers.

The Wadsworth Police Department needs assistance in identifying the suspect and/or the suspect vehicle.

Anyone that may have witnessed this encounter or has knowledge of the suspect or suspect vehicle is encouraged to contact the Wadsworth P.D. at 330-334-1511.


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