Report: Man tries to lure 2 young girls with promise of kitten - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Breaking

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.

Copyright 2015 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • HCFR holds marrow registry drive to help member's son

    HCFR holds marrow registry drive to help member's son

    Friday, January 19 2018 6:32 AM EST2018-01-19 11:32:01 GMT
    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) -- Horry County Fire Rescue held a marrow registry drive Thursday afternoon to help a member’s son. The event was held in connection with Be The Match, an organization that helps grow the marrow registry to save lives of people diagnosed with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma. Volunteers came out to the M. L. Brown Public Safety Building in Conway Thursday to have their cheeks swabbed and be entered in the bone marrow registry. Be The Match says 1...More >>
    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) -- Horry County Fire Rescue held a marrow registry drive Thursday afternoon to help a member’s son. The event was held in connection with Be The Match, an organization that helps grow the marrow registry to save lives of people diagnosed with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma. Volunteers came out to the M. L. Brown Public Safety Building in Conway Thursday to have their cheeks swabbed and be entered in the bone marrow registry. Be The Match says 1...More >>
  • FIRST ALERT: Temperatures trend is going up heading into the weekend

    FIRST ALERT: Temperatures trend is going up heading into the weekend

    Friday, January 19 2018 6:04 AM EST2018-01-19 11:04:39 GMT
    Milder Temperature Trend through weekendMilder Temperature Trend through weekend

    The storm system responsible for yesterday's rain and last night's snow is pulling away from the region leaving very cold and windy weather in place for today before milder weather returns for the weekend.

    More >>

    The storm system responsible for yesterday's rain and last night's snow is pulling away from the region leaving very cold and windy weather in place for today before milder weather returns for the weekend.

    More >>
  • Pee Dee school takes extra steps to prevent flu

    Pee Dee school takes extra steps to prevent flu

    Thursday, January 18 2018 10:45 PM EST2018-01-19 03:45:21 GMT

    School is back in session and around this time of year so is the flu virus. One local school is taking extra steps to prevent the very contagious flu virus in the most vulnerable place for children. LeAnn Harter, a school nurse at Greenwood Elementary, children are already out of school because of the illness.

    More >>

    School is back in session and around this time of year so is the flu virus. One local school is taking extra steps to prevent the very contagious flu virus in the most vulnerable place for children. LeAnn Harter, a school nurse at Greenwood Elementary, children are already out of school because of the illness.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly