Multiple Attempted Luring Incidents Reports in the 5th Precinct
- May 2 58th St W/Lyndale Av S 8:45 am - A white male, 40-45 year old, 5'8"-5'11" wearing a gray and white winter jacket and light blue or off-white khaki pants approached a 13 year female victim on foot and said, "Hello." He then tried to block her path. The victim fled on foot. The suspect was driving a dirty, white or cream cargo van with no rear windows.
- May 5 36th St W/Zenith Av s 2:25 pm - Three white males, 30-45 year approached a 13 year old female on foot. One suspect grabbed her wrist and told her to be quiet or she would be hurt. The victim fled on foot. One of the suspects was described as having a muscular build. There was no vehicle involved.
- May 13 41st St W/Dupont Av S 6:10 pm - A 13 year old female was walking her dog when passersby noticed that she was being followed closely by a white Toyota Camry with Colorado license plates. No description of the occupants was provided. The occupants did not attempt to make contact with the girl.
- May 16 54th St W/Lyndale Av S 4:30 pm - A white, older cargo van with chipped paint pulled alongside two 13 year old females. One of the occupants of the van opened the sliding side door as if the invite the girls inside. The victims fled on foot. The occupants made no attempt to follow them. The driver is described as a white male, 20-25 year old. The passenger was a mixed race or light-skinned black male also 20-25 year old.
- May 13-17 58 St W/Wentworth Av S 2:10 pm - A white male, 50-60 year old medium build has been seen loitering in the area and possibly taking photographs of children.
It's unknown if they are related due to varying vehicle and suspect descriptions. Any further updates will be passed along as soon as they are available.
Please call 911 on any suspicious activity.
If your child reports an event like this to you regardless of time delay, please ask that officers come to your home so you can speak with them directly and a report can be made.
For questions, contact:
Amy Lavender, Crime Prevention Specialist
Minneapolis Police Department, 5th Precinct
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