Man Tried to Lure 11-year-old Girl Into Car, Police Say

Columbia police are looking for a car in connection to an incident this week.

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Columbia police are looking for the man who they say tried to lure an 11-year-old girl into a car. 

The incident happened on Waites Road Monday as the girl was walking to school. According to officers, the man made an inappropriate gesture and yelled at the girl to get inside his vehicle, but she ran away.

She was not harmed.  She then told relatives about what happened. 

The next day, as she was walking home around 4 p.m., the same man tried to lure her in the vehicle again. 

Officers say there's no indication that the man physically tried to get the child into the car. 

Police have released surveillance pictures of the car they believe is involved in the incident, which they say is  a possibly newer model silver Kia Forte.

Officers have extra patrols in the Two Notch Road area. Police have also notified community leaders and residents about the incidents, and showed pictures of the suspicious vehicle to them.

Police say they don't believe this case is connected to an investigation in Irmo, where police there say a woman has been going around trying to get underage boys into a car. 

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

 

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