Prescott police on alert after 2 attempted lurings
PRESCOTT, AZ (CBS5) -
Prescott police are warning residents to be on the lookout after two reports of men trying to lure young girls into their vehicles over the weekend.
A 12-year-old girl was walking home behind Washington School when two men in a white, newer-model van pulled up and asked her several times if she wanted a ride, according to a Prescott Police Department news release Tuesday morning.
The girl told police the van followed her for several minutes before she ran home and called her father.
She described the driver as older with long, gray hair and the passenger as younger with shorter hair, according to the release. She said papers and work gloves were on the van's dashboard.
The second incident involved a 15-year-old girl who was walking in the area of 200 W. Whipple St.
She said as she was walking, two men yelled something from a car as they drove past her, according to the release.
She said they were driving a dark color, newer-style SUV.
She told officers the men turned around and began following her, continually yelling for her to, "come here," as she walked south on Montezuma Street, according to the release.
The 15-year-old said they continued to follow her all the way to Sheldon Street, slowing down and speeding up as they continued to yell at her.
She said she made it to an Albertson's parking lot and then to a nearby hotel, where she called her mother, according to the release.
She described the driver as a black man with longer, gray hair and the passenger as a white man. She said they were both between 40 and 50 years old, according to the release.
Police have not located either vehicle or any of the suspects involved.
Anyone with information related to either incident or any similar activity is asked to call the Prescott Police Department at 928-777-1900 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.
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