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Report: Man tries to lure 2 young girls with promise of kitten

Image of a black Jeep Cherokee, which may be similar to the vehicle being driven by the suspect. Note this is not a picture of the suspect's vehicle. Source: Bull-Doser via Wikimedia Commons Image of a black Jeep Cherokee, which may be similar to the vehicle being driven by the suspect. Note this is not a picture of the suspect's vehicle. Source: Bull-Doser via Wikimedia Commons

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Two 9-year-old girls reported being approached by an older man driving a Jeep Cherokee near Longs Thursday afternoon, saying he tried to lure them into his vehicle with promises to show them a kitten before he was startled by an adult and drove away, authorities stated.

At about 3:30 p.m., two 9-year-old girls told Horry County Police officers that an older man driving a black Jeep Cherokee with bobbleheads in the window approached them as they got off the school bus on Loop Circle in Longs. The girls told police the man tried to lure them into his vehicle with promises to show them a kitten.

An adult in a nearby yard stepped out from around a house and startled the suspect; he then drove away, the release states.

The suspect is described as an older white male with white beard, wearing a gray/blue shirt, and blue jeans.

Police have been looking for the suspect since the incident, and are asking the public to be on alert for him, and the black Jeep Cherokee. Anyone with information is asked to call 843-248-1520.

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