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Local police search for man who tried twice to lure girl near school

(FORT LAUDERDALE, FL)– The Broward Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident where a suspect reportedly tried to lure a 10-year-old girl walking near a school on two occasions.
The child told authorities that she first encountered the man on Wednesday as he was driving a black van cargo-styled van with no windows in the back. The suspect offered her candy, however, the child refused.

The child did not immediately tell anyone about the situation, but on Thursday, she told officials at Bennett Elementary school after she saw the same man walking toward her.

The first incident was said to have occurred between the 1400 and 1500 block of Northeast 17th Way.

The second incident occurred near Bennett Elementary school at 1755 Northeast 14th Street.

Officials say the child does not go to the school but ran to it while running away for the suspect.

The suspect is described as a white male between the ages of 25 and 40 with short brown hair.

He was said to have been wearing all-black clothing and could have been wearing glasses.

Fort Lauderdale Police