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Police: Man tried to lure girl into car

Posted May 23, 2008

— Raleigh police say a man tried to lure an 8-year-old girl into his car.

It happened Monday afternoon at the intersection of Southgate Drive and Purple Garnet Way.

Investigators said the man offered the girl cookies if she wold get in his car.

The girl described the man as African-American in his 20's or 30's, wearing a black baseball cap with a white letter "B" on the front. He was also reportedly driving a silver car.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 919-226-CRIME. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.


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  • many moons May 23, 2008

    It sure is lot of PC detectives on here.sww1rb:I agree with you.

  • ljcs357 May 23, 2008

    Seems a little too convenient. I'll wait for more info on this one.

  • enigma1469 May 23, 2008

    Ridenin around on that free gas given out yesterday.

  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc May 23, 2008

    Scary thought pixie.

    I hope they catch this perverted perp asap before he has a chance to hurt some innocent young person. Who knows how many times he's already done or tried to do this type of thing. Very disturbing...

  • PurpleJack May 23, 2008

    It's too bad the police don't have a decoy officer that looks eight years old.

  • Adelinthe May 23, 2008

    Skeptical or not, to protect children, we have to believe until we learn otherwise.

    There have been several reports of near child abductions lately, all around Wake County.

    Am praying for child safety, and am praying they find these pvs fast and charge them with the harshest charge.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • faith trust and pixie dust May 23, 2008

    OMG me and my husband ALMOST purchased a house on purple garnet way about 2 years ago. The lady recinded her contract the day before closing, so we didnt end up with the house...This could have been my daughter?

  • Alicat May 23, 2008

    I hope this is a truthful story as we recently were duped into believing a 3 year old was missing. I think people are going to be questioning things when so many people these days are crying wolf. I am reminded of that HUGE eyed woman from GA who caused nationwide concern over her "abduction". I do hope that if this story is true, that this guy is caught but I have to agree with the poster who wonders why the story took so long to make the news given its seriousness. Britney Spears makes the news for walking on the beaches of Costa Rica.

  • wwyoud May 23, 2008

    WRAL, can you post a map link for items like this? Thanks!

  • haditup2here May 23, 2008

    I'm glad you said it first Steve---cause my skeptic alarm went off like crazy too as soon as I heard this one.