Cherry Hill Police identify suspect in attempted luring

Cherry Hill, NJ (WTXF) Police have identified a man in a suspicious incident in Cherry Hill Township.

"That's petrifying honestly," said Ester Davis. She’s terrified to hear a man allegedly tried to lure two 11-year-old girls into his car in her Cherry Hill neighborhood.

"To know that there's a guy going around trying to abduct kids is really scary," she said.

Cherry Hill Police say it happened Wednesday afternoon around 5:15 p.m.  Surveillance cameras captured pictures of the suspect inside the Wawa at 843 Cooper Landing Road. Police say he was in the store the same time as the girls and followed them in a car which was also captured on surveillance as the girls walked near South Lincoln and Garfield Avenue.

"He pulled up alongside them on the curb, rolled down the window and asked the females if they needed a ride home.  The females handled it exactly the right way. They yelled no, ran away and went home and reported it to adults. They did everything that they should have," said Captain Amy Winters with Cherry Hill Police.

Lisa Scheffler has two daughters, including 10-year-old Sophia.

"I think it's horrible. I mean it's scary when somebody runs around and you don't know," she said.  She says it’s not safe for children to walk in the neighborhood alone.

"They're little. Somebody should be with them because people aren't safe today," she said.

As police patrol the area searching for the suspect parents say they’ll be on the lookout too.

"Hopefully, they get him.  I got three kids.  I know how it is and I got one on the way. It's a shame these predators are out here. They need to catch them,” said Melissa Wise.

Cameras did not capture the license plate on the car but police say it may be a four door blue Sedan, possibly a Buick.

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