Police: Man tried to lure kids to car with fidget spinners

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OLD BRIDGE -

Old Bridge police are asking for help identifying a man who allegedly tried to lure children to his car using fidget spinners.

Authorities say that the man approached two children, ages 8 and 11, in a convenience store on Thursday, and tried to lure them back to his car by offering snacks and the twirling toy, which is popular among schoolchildren.

One child told a staff member, who asked the man to leave.

Police described him as a white man in his late 20s or early 30s wearing a red Nike shirt, a gold Yankees hat and sunglasses. He left in a white Toyota.

Anyone with information is asked to call Old Bridge Detective Michael Machen at 732-721-5600, extension 3210 or email mmachen@oldbridge.com.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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