GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP — A stranger offered candy to a group of kids and police in this Camden County community are treating it as a "suspicious act."

Police said the man pulled up to "a group of juveniles ranging in age and offered them lollipops." The man did not get out of his gray Chrysler 300 but drove closer to the kids, who left the area, police said.

The incident happened Friday on the 600 block of the Millbridge Apartments.

The driver of the Chrysler was described as being a black man in his 50s to 60s with a white or gray beard. The Chrysler had temporary tags issued by New Jersey.

Police ask anyone with information about this or other similar incidents to call 911 or 856-228-4500. Township police also maintain an anonymous tip line at 856-842-5560.

Scarier incidents have been reported elsewhere in the state this summer.

Last month, a 14-year-old girl in Pemberton Township reported that a masked man tried to get her to get into his truck. The girl screamed and ran away, cops said.

In Old Bridge, police were looking for a man who offered a fidget spinner to two boys at a Quick Chek and tried to get them to follow him to his car. The man left after he was confronted by a store employee, police said.

Sergio Bichao is deputy digital editor at New Jersey 101.5. Send him news tips: Call 609-359-5348 or email sergio.bichao@townsquaremedia.com.

 

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