Authorities investigating child luring incidents in Toms River

Authorities are investigating two separate child luring incidents in Toms River.

On Saturday September 28, at approximately 4:45 PM multiple police units responded to the Georgetown section of Toms River to investigate two separately reported child luring incidents.  The first incident occurred at Chippewa Dr. and Apache Dr., and the second incident was nearby in the area of Shawnee Drive. 

It was reported to police communications that a white male, heavy set, with a bald head and goatee facial hair, wearing a light gray or white top,  wasoperating a light gray or silver/champagne SUV in the area, possibly attempting to lure children to his vehicle. The investigation revealed the suspect vehicle was light gray or silver/champagne in color and is an older model (late 1990’s/early 2000’s) sports utility vehicle.

In both interactions, the children removed themselves from the situation, and notified their parents, who contacted the police. Police are continuing to investigate this matter, and remain in the area with extra patrols.  

 “We are aware of neighborhood postings on social media sites and appreciate the cooperation of our residents,” police said. “If you have seen the pictured vehicle and/or a man fitting the above description please contact Officer Michael McDonald at the Toms River Police Department at 732-349-0150 x 1366 or [email protected].”

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