UPDATE: False alarm, cops say.


PRINCETON — Police say they are searching for a man they believe twice offered two sisters a ride in his pickup, days apart last week.

The girls' mother told police her 16-year-old daughters were approached by the man on Tuesday, Sept. 24 around 4:30 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 27 around 5 p.m., according to a Nixle alert sent to local residents.

Police Capt. Christopher Morgan said one of the incidents happen along Witherspoon Street, across from the fire house and near the municipal building, while the other happened "around the corner" along Valley Road.

The family told police the man asked for the girls’ names while offering to drive them, police said.

Police described the man as Hispanic, between 35 and 40 years old, with short black hair, a black mustache and a slightly heavy build. Police said the girls said the man spoke with a Mexican accent.

The vehicle was described as a black, newer model pickup truck with a full-size extended cab, but no make nor model was given.

Police urge local residents or businesses with surveillance cameras to check their footage for potential help in the case, and can call police at 609-921-2100.

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