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Sparks Police Search for Attempted Child Luring Suspect

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Police are looking for a man who tried to lure two young boys in Sparks over the weekend.

Thankfully, the boys were able to get away, but now police are asking for your help finding the suspect.

Officers responded to the 400 block of M Street in Sparks around 8:30am on Saturday.

The two boys say a man stopped and offered them food and became verbally aggressive. When they said no, the suspect drove away.

They describe the suspect as a white man, between 55 and 60 years old. They say he is bald with a white mustache and was driving a newer-style full-size delivery type van.

Secret Witness is offering a $750 reward for any information leading to an arrest. Just call 322-4900 or text your tip to 847-411 or go online to www.secretwitness.com. Your information will remain anonymous.

Now events like these are good reminders to teach your kids about safety with strangers. Some good tips to teach them:

  • don't be afraid to say 'no' if a stranger asks you to do something
  • try not to walk alone; go places with a friend if possible
  • walk against the flow of traffic
  • stay at least five footsteps away from cars or strangers
  • don't be afraid to yell or call for help if you feel threatened

Written by Arianna Bennett

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