Police: Suspicious man attempts to sway child into car

500 block of Jefferson Avenue
500 block of Jefferson Avenue

READING, OH (FOX19) - The Reading Police Department received a complaint about a suspicious man that tried to convince a child to get into his car on the 500 block of Jefferson Avenue at 4:00 p.m. on July 4.

According to the complaint, the man asked if the child wanted to get unto his vehicle, a green Toyota Camry with a temporary license plate. When the child told the man that entering the vehicle was not a wish, the man continued to attempt persuade the child to enter the vehicle.

The child was not injured and safely continued to its destination.

The suspect is described as a black male, bald, wearing a purple and blue plaid shirt. He also wore Coach Sunglasses hanging from his shirt according to the child.

If anyone has information that can lead to identifying this man, please contact the City of Reading Police Department at 513-733-4122.

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