King County Sheriff’s Office needs help to solve attempted child luring

April 17, 2012

By Staff

A man described as being 60 to 70 years old accosted a student walking on Klahanie Boulevard at about 2:30 p.m. April 9, according to Issaquah School District officials.

The student was on Klahanie Boulevard near 256th Avenue Southeast when the suspect approached in an SUV, according to information released by the district.

Through the passenger window, the man inside allegedly asked the student if he wanted a ride. When the student refused, the man reportedly yelled for the student to get into the car and he continued to follow the student as he walked away.

The student reported the car sped ahead of him and when he turned the corner onto Southeast 37th Way, the SUV was parked on the side of the street facing the student and the suspect was out of the car. The student walked into a condominium complex, waited until the car left and then walked home.

The student described the car as a blue SUV. The suspect was described as having white hair, and was balding in the front. Call the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-4155 if you have any information. The county had received no new information regarding the incident as of the morning of April 16, according to Sgt. Cindi West, sheriff’s office public information officer.

In the wake of the reported incident, school district officials offered the following safety tips for youngsters:

  • Never talk to a stranger.
  • Never let a stranger get too close, whether the stranger is in a car or walking.
  • Never tell a stranger any personal information, such as your name, age or address.
  • Stick to safe, well-lit paths when walking.
  • Do not obstruct hearing with iPods or other portable music players when walking or waiting outside.
  • If a stranger tries to grab you, yell as loudly as you can and run away.
  • Immediately alert an adult if a suspicious person approaches you.
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