COVENTRY, R.I. (WPRI) — Police in Coventry are seeking the public’s help as they investigate a report of a man trying to lure a young girl into his SUV.
The 12-year-old girl filed the report on Friday, according to police. She said she was walking along Laurel Avenue around 3 p.m. Thursday when a gray SUV, possibly a newer model Ford Escape, pulled up alongside her.
The girl told police the driver asked her if she wanted a ride home. She declined and backed away from the vehicle, police said, and once the driver noticed a nearby resident observing the interaction, he sped off towards Pilgrim Avenue.
The suspect is described as an older, balding white man wearing black-framed glasses.
Police are asking anyone with information or a surveillance camera that may have captured footage of the SUV to call them at (401) 826-1100.