NJ cops look for man luring children in Chatham

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CHATHAM, New Jersey (PIX11) — Police are on the hunt for a creep who they say is luring children in Chatham, New Jersey.

Two incidents happened very close to each other in Chatham along Main Street and cops are asking the public to help them solve the case.

The first incident occurred near the Kings grocery store.  Cops say at about 4 in the afternoon Friday two 13 year old girls reported that a guy approached them on foot.  They say the guy yelled at them to get their attention and then unleashed a volley of crude remarks. They say they ignored the guy and walked away and that he got into a dark car and left the area.

He’s described by Chatham police as Hispanic, in his late 20’s about 6 feet tall with a thin build and short brown hair. Cops say he was last seen wearing tight blue jeans and a dark green sleeveless t-shirt.

Around the same time cops responded to a similar incident where a resident reported a dark S-U-V pulling up and the driver talking to young girls. The guy who called the cops said it was suspicious and that the driver turned around on Garden Avenue and left.

“I have small children so hopefully they catch the guys” one concerned parent told PIX11 News.

“I think its a bad thing and I’m sure the police are all over it,” said another who added, “People should be alert.”

If you know anything about either incident you are urged to call detectives at the Chatham Police Department.