Police Investigating Possible Attempted Child Luring in Berks County

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DOUGLASS TWP, PA — The Douglass Township Police Department is currently investigating a report of a possible attempted child luring that occurred this weekend.

Authorities state that on Sunday, July 19, 2021, at 5:30 PM two juvenile females were walking in the area of the Schuylkill River trail and Old Philadelphia Pike. A male driving a white van approached the juveniles. He attempted to speak to them. Being afraid the females ran to a house on Old Philadelphia Pike where the homeowner waited with them until the parents arrived. During this time, the homeowner watched the male drive slowly through the area and described the action as appearing to be looking for the females.

The male is described as a white male between 40 and 50 years old with short black hair, a full black beard, and a baggy shirt.  The van is described as a pieced together (not factory standard) white van with a tinted front window, a stripe down the side, homemade roof rack, and what appeared to be the bumper hanging off it.

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If you have any information about this crime or this suspect please contact Douglass Township Police Department at (610) 367-9474.

Information is subject to change at any time. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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