EAST BRUNSWICK — A man in a black pickup truck repeatedly asked a boy to "come here" after the boy got off the school bus on Wednesday, police said.

The child, whose age was not disclosed, got off the bus at the corner of Arthur Street and Willow Street in East Brunswick around 3:40 p.m., and the man described as an "older white male" drove by, according to police. He rolled down his window and said "hey kid, come here," which sent the boy running as the driver continued to call after him, police said.

The child told police about the incident just over an hour later, according to police.

The truck continued east on Arthur Street away from the boy and turned onto southbound Old Bridge Turnpike, according to police. They said the truck was a Ford with a "horse-like" decal on the back window, a construction light bar on the roof, and tinted windows.

Police said they are increasing their patrols in the area.

Police asked anyone with information about the incident to call 732-390-6990. Anonymous, confidential tips are accepted by dialing 732-4EBTIPS (328477).

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ.

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