Child Luring Attempt Reported in Wayne, Police Say

The incident reportedly happened Tuesday afternoon in the Deepdale neighborhood.

Tredyffrin Police are investigating a report that a man in a blue van attempted to lure children into the vehicle in the Deepdale section of Wayne this week.

The van allegedly pulled into a driveway on Princeton Road around 5 p.m. Tuesday, and a man inside called children playing nearby to come over, according to Det. Todd Bereda.

The man in the van is described as heavyset with dark hair, possibly speaking with an accent. He reportedly had plastic toys in the van. The make, model and tag of the van are unknown.

Bereda said it's possible the incident was innocuous, but it could also be ominous. Police have stepped up patrols in the area, disseminated the information to patrol officers and neighborhood watch members, and are checking with nearby police departments for similar reports. 

Police have taken two subsequent reports from residents who saw a van matching the description.

Tredyffrin Police are asking members of the public who have information about the incident or persons that match this description connected to similar vehicle to call the detectives unit at 610-644-3221.


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