Northeast Times

Girl reports stalker tries to lure her into his car near Oxford Circle school

Just days after Phil­adelphia po­lice warned the pub­lic about a child pred­at­or roam­ing Frank­ford streets, an­oth­er creep ac­cos­ted a girl near her Ox­ford Circle ele­ment­ary school.

The latest in­cid­ent oc­curred Nov. 19 at about 8 a.m. on Sum­mer­dale Av­en­ue near Ben­ner Street as the 14-year-old vic­tim was walk­ing to Car­nell ele­ment­ary school.

The girl re­por­ted to po­lice that a man driv­ing a blue Toyota sedan stopped near her and re­peatedly offered her a ride. The girl re­fused the of­fer, then ran to a cross­ing guard for help as the man drove south­bound on Sum­mer­dale Av­en­ue.

The man was de­scribed as about 40 years old and pos­sibly of Asi­an-In­di­an des­cent. He had long dark hair and wore a ma­roon and gold jack­et.

Po­lice have drawn no con­nec­tion between the Ox­ford Circle case and four sim­il­ar in­cid­ents that oc­curred between Nov. 5 and 15 near Hard­ing Middle School in Frank­ford.

In the Frank­ford cases, the vic­tims were iden­ti­fied as three boys and one girl, ages 11 to 13. All at­tend Hard­ing. All four in­cid­ents oc­curred between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Call the po­lice de­part­ment’s spe­cial vic­tims unit at 215-685-3252 to re­port in­form­a­tion about any of the cases. ••

You can reach at wkenny@bsmphilly.com.

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