Issaquah police seek man who attempted to lure boy into SUV

May 4, 2010

By Staff

Issaquah Police need help to find a man who attempted to lure a 12-year-old boy into a vehicle near Timberlake Park on April 27.

Police said a man driving a late-model, dark-purple SUV approached a boy walking on the sidewalk in the 4300 block of 182nd Avenue Southeast at about 2:35 p.m.

The man asked the boy if he wanted a ride. The boy then declined, and the man asked if he was sure. The boy left unharmed.

Police described the driver as a white man, about 50 years old, with short, gray hair and dark eyes.

Authorities reminded parents to review safety procedures with children, and to report suspicious activity and people to police.

Direct questions, or provide information, about the incident to Detective Sgt. Bob Porter, or to the on-duty patrol sergeant, at 837-3200.

Issaquah School District officials reminded parents to tell children to never talk to or get too close to a stranger, never share personal information with a stranger and always alert adults if a suspicious person approaches. If a stranger tries to grab a child, he or she should yell loudly and run away.

Officials also encouraged children to walk in pairs with a friend or adult, to stick to well-lit paths and not to obstruct hearing with iPods or other portable music players while walking.

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