Attempted Luring At The Jersey Shore, Police Investigating

(Photo courtesy of Jason Rojas/Flickr)
(Photo courtesy of Jason Rojas/Flickr)

SEASIDE PARK – A possible attempted luring of a 16-year-old boy is currently under probe in Seaside Park.

Seaside Park Police said they received the call on Thursday night at around 9:45 p.m. According to the teen, he was riding his bike north on South Bayview Avenue near 20th Avenue when a man driving a black Jeep Liberty pulled alongside of him and yelled for him to “come here, come here”.

Authorities said he shouted “No” to the driver and continued to ride his bike northbound to which the driver responded by stating “I’m going to follow you”.

The teen continued north on South Bayview Avenue and then made a right traveling east on 12th Avenue with the car still following behind him.

Police said the teenager made a left onto Barnegat Avenue and once he reached the intersection of Barnegat and 8th Avenue that the vehicle was no longer behind him.

The driver is described as a bald, white male in his mid-fifties wearing glasses with no facial hair. The vehicle is described as a black Jeep Liberty with no front plate visible.

Anyone with information is urged to call Detective AJ Mantz of the Seaside Park Police Department at 732-793-7737 extension 247.