Kennett Twp. reports possible child-luring try

The Kennett Township Police Department is warning residents about a possible child-luring attempt.

Police said the incident occurred on Wednesday, April 13, about 3:20 p.m. in the 1000 block of East Baltimore Pike, between Lenape Road and Kennett Pike in Kennett Township. A white male approximately 35 years old with a full beard, wearing a black shirt, sunglasses and a hat and operating a black Hyundai Sonata (unknown registration) stopped behind a school bus from which children were exiting, said a police press release.

A passenger in the vehicle, who was described as a white male, approximately 20 years of age, clean shaven, and wearing a black shirt, was reported to have yelled to a child who had exited the bus: “Come here; you want some candy?”

Police said the child fled toward home without incident. The vehicle was last seen traveling northeast on East Baltimore Pike, the release said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Kennett Police Officer Amanda Wenrich at 610-388-2874, ext. 304, or email Amanda.wenrich@kennett.pa.us.

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