November 4, 2015 eNews

Attempted Luring in Whittier


On Tuesday November 3 at about 9:30 am, a man was reported near the intersection of 26th St W and Pleasant Av S, offering rides to kids to the nearby elementary school. It was reported by witnesses that he appeared to first try to pick up two junior high-aged girls and after they declined, he asked two other little girls if they wanted a ride. The witness told others in the vicinity that the man was trying to get kids into his car and the man drove off.

No one was harmed in the interaction and we do not currently have further information on this incident.


The vehicle was described as an older green SUV. It drove off before a license plate could be captured. The man was described as an African male, approximately 40 years old, with short hair.

What you can do:

If you have any information on this case:

  • Use the free MPD Tip 411 app or text MPD plus your tip to 847411 (Tip 411)
  • Call 911 on suspicious activity at the time you see it.
  • Alert others to suspicious incidents, as the witness did in this case.
  • Trust your instincts: if something feels off, there is a reason for it.
  • Become a block leader! Receive detailed alerts of most crimes in your area and forward to your neighbors. Contact your Crime Prevention Specialist for more information

For questions, contact:

Chelsea Adams, Crime Prevention Specialist
Minneapolis Police Department, 5th Precinct
(612) 673-2819

Possible Attempted Luring 110315.pdf

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New Minneapolis Parking App

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Minneapolis Emergency Operations & Training Facility
25 37th Ave NE, Fridley, MN 55421


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