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Suspicious Car Approaches Teenager
GLOVERSVILLE – A warning to parents in Gloversville. Police say a teen told them that a man pulled up to her early last Monday morning and tried to lure her into his car. It happened in the area of Cayadutta Street near West Fulton Street in the City.
Gloversville police tell CBS6 that the girl was walking by herself when the car passed her in one direction and then turned around and pulled up alongside her. The driver claimed to know the teen’s mother and offered her a ride. When the girl, who was on her way to summer school at Gloversville Middle School kept walking, the driver kept pushing, “after a brief conversation it (the car) cut across the sidewalk, kind of blocked her path, there was no aggressive movement toward her whatsoever, it was just all conversation but it frightened her enough that she left the area and when she left the area, the vehicle did as well….the opportunity was there if in fact it was someone trying to talk to a younger girl, she was on her way to school, all alone, not a lot of traffic in the area,” says Sgt. Mike Jory.
For parents in Gloversville, like Allison Sturm, this situation has them on high alert. “It's scary, very scary I mean these two are my world and if anything happened to them, I don't know what I'd do but we do actually have a lot of talks about strangers and not talking to them and if I say hi to someone walking, she will let me know it's a stranger and she tells me I shouldn't be talking to those people so they're pretty good about it but still, you just never know,” Sturm says.
The man is described as white in his mid-40’s with short black hair and a salt and pepper-colored beard. Investigators believe he was driving either a silver or grey Subaru Outback Sport around 7am last Monday, the 15th of July.
Anyone with information regarding the incident should call Detective Sergeant Mike Jory at 773-4569.