Published On: Thu, May 15th, 2014

Update: Solebury police locate man involved in purported child luring incident

Not the actual suspect van, but Solebury Police say it looks like this

Not the actual suspect van, but Solebury Police say it looks like this

Update: 8 p.m., May 17: Solebury Township police say they have identified the operator of the white van involved in the alleged suspicious activity of May 13, and will release more information at a later date.

Solebury Township Police said they received a report of an incident on Tuesday, May 13 at around 7 p.m. during which a graying white male in a white van allegedly attempted to convince three boys in the North Pointe development to approach his vehicle so he could “give them a basketball.”

The three boys, aged approximately 10-11, had been playing in a residential driveway when approached, were immediately suspicious, and told parents.

Solebury Police Chief Dominick P. Bellizzie said the suspect was a “heavy-set white man in his 50s, with graying hair — curly in back and balding on top — and a four-inch gray beard.” He was driving a full-sized white van with a ladder on top, Bellizzie confirmed.

He said police are receiving a stream of reports, one of which turned out to be a false alarm from the Riverwoods section of New Hope on Wednesday, May 14. Other law enforcement agencies have been very helpful in the search, say Solebury police.

 

 

 

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