Two attempted child lurings in Puyallup have been reported in the last two weeks, police said Wednesday.
The first took place about 7:45 p.m. July 9 near the Chestnut Hills apartment complex, 209 21st Ave. SW.
A man in his 20s drove up and offered chocolate to an 8-year-old girl, the police reported. He drove away when the girl’s 12-year-old brother approached.
The kids said the man had curly hair and was wearing a black hat with a green logo. The car was described as silver with tinted windows.
On Sunday, two 9-year-old boys were walking near their homes at 27th Avenue Court Southwest and 20th Street Place Southwest when a man got out of his car, asked if they wanted to be scared and tried to grab one of the boys, the police said.
The boys took off running and the man sped away. Neighbors reported seeing the car — an older silver Subaru Hatchback with purple tinted windows, no front license plate and a loud muffler — circling the neighborhood before the incident.
The man was described as white, in his early to mid 20s, 5 feet 10 and 150 pounds. He had short, spiked black hair and was wearing a green and yellow long-sleeved shirt and backward green hat.
A teenage girl with reddish blond hair and glasses was in the car, the report said.
Anyone with information on the man or the Subaru Hatchback is asked to call the Puyallup police tip line at 253-770-3343 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653