Police confirm to TLS they received a call at about 6:15 PM on Sunday, reporting the incident.
The mother relates to TLS that about that time, her 9-year-old daughter walked outside her parents’ home to get something from her car, when a black car pulled up alongside her.
“A black male jumped out, and chased her half way down the block and through two backyards until my daughter started screaming “HELP ME”, “HELP ME”, and he ran back to his car and drove off,” the mother told TLS.
“The man never said a word to her and is described as an older black male, thin build, medium height and balding,” Lakewood Detective Liutenant Greg Staffordsmith tells TLS.
The vehicle was reportedly an older black vehicle, police say, but no detailed description was available.
TLS has also learned, that at approximately 7:45 PM, a similar incident occurred in the area of 7th Street and Nowlan Avenue, with the same suspect description.
The incident comes about one week after a luring in the North Lake Drive area, as well as several other attempted lurings.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Lakewood Police Department at 732-363-0200 ext. 5331